Five Haiku from a Pandemic – poetry by Deborah A. Bennett 

Five Haiku  from a Pandemic

as if all
were right with the world -
magnolia blooms


protecting each other's 
solitude -
path through the bamboo 


all day rain -
i add more flour
to the kneaded dough


fresh spring breeze -
the wildflower field between 
our morning greeting 


shortest day -
does the lark too
grasp the great truth?

Deborah A. Bennett began writing Haiku as a mindfulness exercise at the beginning of the pandemic; now she writes it as a form of self expression,  and as the poet Mary Ruefle said, “in incantation, in spells that must at once invoke and protect, tell the secret and keep it.”

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