Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 Haiku Review

Holiday Haikus:

Some short poems will share our news,

So….sing in me, muse!

1. New Town

Goodbye, NYC!
The Hudson Valley called, and
we moved north: Beacon.

Lazer loves her yard,
morning hikes up Mt. Beacon,
and local wildlife.

There’s art and hipsters,
great beer, campfires, the river...
You should come visit!

2. New Jobs

Erika now works
at Omega. She raises
funds: makes videos,

writes grants, manages
the annual appeal, and
cultivates donors.

She’s got great colleagues,
and fundraising is vital:
She’s building those skills.

Petra has joined the
International Civil
Service. At UNMAS,

she uses data
to examine UN work
in clearing landmines

and other hazards.
She’s still saving children, but
with more politics.

3. Everything Else

We learned to skateboard
badly; Erika learned to
play the trumpet well.

When Pete Seeger died,
Erika organized a
memorial with

our friend Sheila:
a sing-along. Six-hundred
-fifty people came.

An Easter Egg hunt
at our Passover party.
Our first baseball game!

We saw family in
New Hampshire and Maine; Cousins
Matt & Julie came

from Melbourne! Our stores
of vegemite and family
gossip are refilled.

In Costa Rica,
E led a friend’s funeral;
Amidst the grief, grace.

Petra worked with the children;
disaster response.

Spent time with friends in
lots of Brooklyn warehouses,
great bars and parties!

4. In Conclusion

Whew - what a full year!
We have so many stories -
we want to hear yours!

Please do keep in touch;
Best of luck in the new year!

Much love, P & E.

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