15+ Scary Poems About Quarantine: Words From Within

It’s been a few years since the world was first introduced to the coronavirus, and in that time, things have changed dramatically. From entire countries being placed in quarantine to widespread panic and fear, the virus has profoundly impacted just about everyone. 

Whether they’re about the fear of contracting the virus or the feeling of being isolated from the rest of the world, the following poems offer a unique window into what people are thinking and feeling during this unprecedented time. In this collection, we’ll take a look at some of the best poems about quarantine. 

What Are The Best Poems About Quarantine?


The poems we’ve explored demonstrate the power of poetry to capture all that is felt during a time of quarantine. 

They remind us how important it is for those sick and confined not to be forgotten or left behind but rather to be supported by loved ones and community members as they recover from their illness. 

Poetry can help people express what might otherwise go unspoken- the fear, anger, hope, and love accompanying this experience. 

Some poets have found creative ways to keep in touch with friends through letters, while others find solace in words when there’s little else one can do except wait out the days until the next doctor’s visit. 

The poems in this anthology are a great way to start doing both of those things. We would love to hear your thoughts on them or any other quarantine poems you’ve read. What has been your favourite poem so far? Let us know.

Related To Poems About Quarantine

Looking for more poetry compilations like this one? We recommend reading this collection of poems about plagues, this collection of poems about covid-19 and this collection of poems about diseases.

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