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Haiku for Sunday, December 3, 2017

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fading daylight:
the miles I won’t ride
today

New Christmas Music from Waterdeep

Waterdeep - The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby

Looking for new Christmas music?

I’ve been enjoying Waterdeep’s new record, “The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby.”

It’s not a traditional Christmas album; it’s the soundtrack for a musical of the same title. From the Waterdeep site, the songs “take you from Mary & Joseph before their wedding, when Mary gets some stunning news from an angel that she will conceive and give birth to the Son of God. This is a little confusing and unbelievable for Joseph until the Angel visits him as well, confirming the story. Various hijinks ensue.”

This isn’t a record that will appeal to everyone but the songwriting is exceptional. On the whole, it casts the mystery, peril, weirdness, and wonder of the Christmas story in a remarkable and moving way.

Haiku for Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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discarded
Chipotle cup—
always greener?

Haiku for Friday, November 24, 2017

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giving thanks:
yesterday’s dessert
for breakfast

(apple pie!)

Haiku for Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017

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Thanksgiving dinner—
the turkeys sit
around the table

Haiku for Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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time on my hands
writing haiku
at the cell phone store

Haiku for Sunday, November 19, 2017

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my shadow on
the stubble field—
all things pass

Haiku for Friday, November 17, 2017

stomp stomp stomp
of the boy down the stairs—
the thought escapes me

Haiku for Thursday, November 16, 2017

the crow’s call
over fallen maple leaves
November chill

Haiku for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

a week yet
before giving thanks
mid-November rain

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