Jewish Haiku: A must read for Jewish Yankee fans (next to last poem)





Lacking fins or tail

The gefilte fish swims with

Great difficulty.



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Beyond Valium,

Peace is knowing one's child

Is an internist.



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On Passover we

Opened the door for Elijah

Now our cat is gone.



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After the warm rain

The sweet smell of camellias

Did you wipe your feet?



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Her lips near my ear,

Aunt Sadie whispers the name

Of her friend's disease.



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Today I am a man.

Tomorrow I will return

To the seventh grade.



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Testing the warm milk

On her wrist, she sighs softly.

But her son is forty.



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The sparkling blue sea

Reminds me to wait an hour

After my sandwich.


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

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Jews on safari --
Map, compass, elephant gun,
Hard sucking candies.

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The same kimono
The top geishas are wearing:
I got it at Loehmann's.

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Mom, please! There is no
Need to put that dinner roll
In your pocketbook.

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

& nb sp; *****

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

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

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Today, mild shvitzing.
Tomorrow, so hot you'll plotz.
Five-day forecast: feh

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

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Quietly murmured
At Saturday Synagogue services,
Yanks 5, Red Sox 3.

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A lovely nose ring,
Excuse me while I put my
Head in the oven.