Water Columns – Compton Hill Water Tower and Thunderhead

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St. Louis Baseball Greats – Musial, Gibson, Brock, Schoendienst, Dean, Hornsby, Bell, Sisler, Slaughter, and Smith – Busch Stadium Statues

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statues of cardinal greats-3 small george sisler

statues of cardinal greats-4 small stan musial

statues of cardinal greats-5 small red schoendienst

statues of cardinal greats-7 small ozzie smith

statues of cardinal greats-9 small enos slaughter

statues of cardinal greats-12 rogers hornsby

statues of cardinal greats-14 small dizzy dean

statues of cardinal greats-17 small lou brock

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Upon the baptism of an adopted child – Spontaneous Haiku / Senryu – Haiku Bombing

adopted. nestling
in new arms. water sealed child.
of the covenant.

-for Tesfaye
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This haiku was penned in church this past February while I ran the projector for song lyrics and witnessed the baptism of a baby adopted into a family. Even though I did not really know the couple. I penned it onto a small sheet of paper, drew a little baptismal graphic, and gave it to them afterwards. I did add some full-stops to change it’s rhythm which I did not like initially.

It appeared on the blog when it was being published only on the mirror site and seeing it again today I thought I would reprint it here.

I would like to encourage more such spontaneous haiku writing actually. Maybe we could call it haiku bombing 🙂