SRoB tipper Alex let us know about #coronavirushaiku, a series of haiku shared by the Twitter handle Worker Writers School, which is an organization that provides creative writing classes to workers.
This one by Paul Hlava is especially moving:
Today’s #coronavirushaiku is from Paul Hlava, a medical technician in Seattle, Washington. Thanks to writer and union organizer @alexthegb for helping to spread the word about this project in the Seattle area. #coronavirus #covid_19 #seattle #washingtonstate #poetry @PENamerica pic.twitter.com/NZbfKR0KSM— Worker Writers School (@WorkerWriters) March 17, 2020
It seems to me that the weird time-bending qualities of this coronavirus quarantine are particularly suited to haiku: days feel like weeks, and weeks feel like years, but moments are still moments. Maybe if we make enough of the moments, if we really appreciate them for what they are in all their agony and beauty, time will start flowing again.