Central Otago Moments in Lockdown

Join Central Otago Libraries in sharing our Moments in Lockdown. If you've taken a picture, written a poem, or created something cool during this lockdown we invite you to share it with us. To submit your work reply with it to this post or email it to us at libraries@codc.govt.nz.

We will compile these submissions into an expanding digital book to show the different ways that we experienced this lockdown in Central Otago.

To provide some inspiration, here are a few pictures and several poems from CODC staff. These poems are haikus, a Japanese poetry form where the first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables, and the third line is 5 syllables (if you are curious you can learn more about them here https://www.readpoetry.com/10-vivid-haikus-to-leave-you-breathless/ ).


Check emails and snack

What will Ashley say today

Hope lockdown ends soon

(Nikki Aaron)


Lockdown’s not all bad

Meals waiting for me, with wine

Some of us not so sad

(Leanne Macdonald)


My lockdown routine

Out of pyjamas by noon

Drink wine to close day

(Maria De Cort)


We are in lockdown

But only for a short time

That’s what Ashley said

(Wayne McEnteer)


Grey skies for day 6

Wish the sun would come back out

Brighter tomorrow

(Amy Lingard)


Stuck in our houses

For the good of the whole land

One day at a time

(Jackie Smith)