This week’s Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, continued the theme of Ad Astra (To the stars) with black holes. Alex Fyffe, the guest editor, chose various haiku that he felt exemplified that idea.
Thanks to Alex, this pedometer geek writer was pleased to have had a haiku chosen for inclusion. It is as follows:
of the pandemic
~Nancy Brady, 2021
It might just be me, but the Covid-19 pandemic has really messed with my perception of time. I awaken in the morning and have to remind myself what day of the week it is. I also check my calendar to make sure that there are no appointments scheduled for the day. Sometimes, I am wrong. For example, I think it is Thursday, only to discover it is the weekend.
Some day I hope that there will be a (relative) return to normalcy.
To read all the haiku from poets around the world, check out Haiku Dialogue at http://www.thehaikufoundation.org.
Next week’s theme is impermanence, particularly in regard to the fact that even the universe may not last forever. One or two unpublished haiku on the theme may be submitted until midnight CST on Saturday, December 25th.