Haiku
I love the Haiku form of poetry, which uses just 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 layout. As far as I am concerned the Japanese passion for brevity nails it. I received a package, following the death of my mother, that caused me to feel poetic. As a way of showing my appreciation, this is for my gracious team, who gave me a “care package” not of flowers but of nuts and such.


Some say it with words.
Almonds, cashews, and peanuts
convey love as well.

Some say it with words.
Others say it with action,
speaking more clearly.

Some say it with words.
“I am sorry for your loss.”
Jerky is better.

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