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Friday, March 9, 2012

New Year Haiku

first sunrise
a thin layer of dust
on my good-luck stone


Published in Sketchbook, 7:1, "precious stones" Haiku Thread, January / February 2012
(Editor's Choice Haiku)

Editor's comment:

Seneca said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”  The users of these stones might have believed otherwise about the preparation required: