These three poems by Hari B Khalsa were written as part of a larger series in the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jennifer Chesnut wrote Little Bird while doing what she does every morning after rising – she was looking out the window, processing dreams, watching birds and writing poetry.
A modernist poet deeply influenced by Ezra Pound's Imagist movement, Amy Lowell was an energetic and innovative voice in early 20th century poetry.
Relationships that defy boundaries: Erika Michael's 'Entanglement' is an ode to her late husband and a poem about love after death.
Stephen Dunn imagines the loneliness of the visionary who captures a radical truth but is unable to communicate what he has seen and understood to his fellow prisoners.
A reflection at the end of winter on the cycles of death and renewal.
Written shortly after the death of his daughter, Issa's haiku touches deeply on the heart of the human condition.
Stuart Gunter's poem, The Wind Telephone, engages with one of the more poignant symbols of the thousands of deaths following the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Philip Larkin's simple and heartbreaking poem about how to take care of each other and look out for one another.
'We all age. We all die. We all should keep trying to rise to the sunlight. Saplings will learn from this determined climb.'