on January 6, 2018

by Rebecca Clifford, Caledonia

The star which [the Maggi] saw in the east went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. (St. Matthew 2:1-14)

This series of Haikus were inspired by the above scripture:

A star led them there
Small one made of hope and love
came for us, for all
A dream warned them off
Take an alternate way home,
Avoid King Herod.
Quick warning to flee
Rapid packing, little thought
Sand gets everywhere
Leaving for Egypt
Bundle and bag everything
hope no one follows.

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