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Judaistic haiku

From the Nonduality Highlights:

Haikus are short 2-4 lines verses, pointing to the immediacy of the profound truth in and as the perceived moment. They demand tremendous discipline of expression, arising in complete spontaneity, reflecting the totality of the moment as it is.

Usually associated with Japanese Zen.

However if there were Judaistic Haikus.....they may go something like...

Beyond Valium,
Peace is knowing one's child
Is an internist.

On Passover we
Opened the door for Elijah
Now our cat is gone.

After the warm rain
The sweet smell of camellias
Did you wipe your feet?

Testing the warm milk
On her wrist, she sighs softly.
But her son is forty.

Like a bonsai tree,
Is your terrible posture
At my dinner table.

Seven-foot Jews in
The NBA slam-dunking!
My alarm clock rings.

Sorry I'm not home
To take your call. At the tone
Please state your bad news.

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

Yenta. Shmeer. Gevalt.
Shlemiel. Shlimazl. Meshuganah
Oy! To be fluent!

Hard to tell under the lights.
White Yarmulke or
Male-pattern baldness
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