Friday, November 17, 2006

Yule eerans
abuin a sey o nebs
a Rabbi haudin's bunnet

Christmas shopping
above a sea of faces
a Rabbi holding his hat


  1. Wonderful! I love the image of the Jewish rabbi wherever I come across it!:) I just don't know why!?:) I may have been one during one of my previous incarnations, if there is such a thing as reincarnation!?:) I would love to be one. The haiku brings so many questions into my mind: about the nature of Christianity, Judaism, their relationship, Jewish magic…? Be that as it may, it also reminds me of an anecdote: A teacher of biology in elementary school asks a little boy: What is rabies, and what can be done about it? The little guy is very self-assured: Rabies is Jewish priests, and there is nothing you can do about it!:)

  2. probbably not meant to be but i find this funny (perhaps borut's comment has something to do with it) :)

  3. Anonymous3:55 AM

    - Someone wanted to buy the hat?
    - A strong sea-breeze blowing?

    Hmn, Borut's comment; diplomacy with haikus!

    In this John's poem I stopped to think the second line, a sea of faces... Nice line. The last line is a haiku-like conclusion, isn't it?

    Thanks John!

  4. Very much enjoyed the poem and borut's anecdote.

    Mazal tov!