Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Haiku in the time of Covid-19

In April 2020 Johannes S. H. Bjerg created a Facebook group called 'Haiku in the time of Covid-19' as a place to share our experiences of, and responses to, the pandemic. People all around the world have shared their work and I would like to capture my contributions here.

equinox
trying to find
a new balance
as the ground shifts
under our feet


Monday, February 17, 2020

Friday, February 07, 2020

awake too early
in the half-light
the soothing
repeated pattering
of rain

Blithe Spirit Vol.29 No.4 November 2019
how much
I've missed it
the mistiness
of a September
morning

Blithe Spirit Vol.29 No.4 November 2019
dog days
even the cat
sleeps in the shade

Blithe Spirit Vol.29 No.4 November 2019

a soft breeze
in the rowan tree
I brace
against a pain
no longer there

Presence #64 July 2019
the struggle
for consciousness
after the op
searching for patterns
in the ceiling tiles

Presence #64 July 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

memories
of old lovers
a heat haze
lingers
through the evening

Blithe Spirit Vol.29 No.3 August 2019
looking for patterns
where there are none
I see them anyway
all the ways we find
to complicate things

Blithe Spirit Vol.29 No.3 August 2019
parma violets
the haziness
of summer memories

Blithe Spirit Vol.29 No.3 August 2019

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

out of a dream
escaping time
into a world
where there is no
past or future

Blithe Spirit Vol 29 No 2 May 2019

this life
and the life of
the imagination
a battle sequence coincides
with the spin cycle

Blithe Spirit Vol 29 No 2 May 2019