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4 Oct
Haikus for Jews

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  4 Oct 99 16:29:12 -0700
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Subject: Haikus for Jews

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From: "Haikus for Jews: For You, A Little Wisdom", by David M. Balder
	(Harmony Books, 1999)

Beyond Valium,
   the peace of knowing one's child
      is an internist.

In a stage whisper
   a yenta confides the name
       of her friend's disease.

Jewish triathlon--
   gin rummy, then contract bridge
      followed by a nap.

Seven-foot Jews in
   the NBA slam-dunking--
      my alarm clock rings.

A lovely nose ring--
   excuse me while I put my
      head in the oven.

Hidden connection--
   starvation in Africa,
      food left on my plate.

Tea ceremony--
   steam, incense, lacquered bamboo.
      Try the cheese danish.

Jewish summer camp--
   the tall pines cleared of wildlife
      by a sing-along.

The Jewish New Year--
   in Times Square, no ball is dropped.
      Where is everyone?

Is one Nobel Prize
   so much to ask from a child
      after all I've done?

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