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Thursday, December 10, 2020

White Lies Senryu

a white lie
to cover another
early snowfall

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Commentary: Like the falling snow, white lies are pleasing to the senses, but too much of each may do more harm than good. This deceptively simple haiku seems like a cautionary tale, reminding readers to watch their words, even if well intended... review by Joanne Morcom