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Saturday, January 06, 2018


Today, January 6, is the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrating the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. Practices vary, but, where I come from, the day marks the end of the Christmas season, or Yuletide, and signals the time to take down trees, ornaments, and lights.

the neighborhood returns
to ordinary darkness

First published in the anthology A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku

explaining their newborn
to the dog

And a Christmas ku before it's too late

crooked tree
Dad keeps the "christ!"
in Christmas

This one was first published in Failed Haiku


Blogger John Mcdonald said...

Thanks Bill and a happy New year to you and yours

5:30 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent selection!

Happy New Year!

6:38 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, John and Juliet

11:56 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

welcome back. three good ones

happy new year


2:28 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Adelaide. It's good to be back.

4:48 PM  
Blogger bandit said...

hah a ha ha! sorry ... that last one ...

6:06 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Glad to give you a chuckle, Bandit.

1:34 PM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

Happy New Year, dear Bill, for you and your family!

Cologne cathedral
the shrine of the Three Kings

2:48 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Nice triplet, Bill. Again, good to see you; now I step aside for a bit. _m

6:18 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Angelika and M, thanks for coming by.

M, do you mean we won't be seeing your work for a while. Don't stay away too long (But who am I to talk?)

Angelika, You make me want to get on a plane and fly to see the cathedral for myself. Well, maybe next year . . .

10:45 AM  

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