The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
see my other blog,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Mellow Yellow Monday

Granddaughter Alexa's 5th Grade Class had an original poetry event on Wednesday.  Here she is, reciting her poem, "Shadows."


With a shadow by your side
You'll never be alone,
Even down the emptiest street
Of a deserted town,
Down a long, twisted road
Both of you walk together,
With haunting memories
Following close behind,
Ghosts of memories
That will never leave your side.

© 2011 by Alexa

In the brightest light
Your shadow friend will connect
You to the dark side.

And now the Yellow!

Here is the entire class in a group shot with their teacher and student teacher.   
(Back row, either side of the "V.")

And another Shadow



  1. So pretty!

    Would you please drop by and see my shadows? Would love to see you!

  2. Oh, my! Alexa might "out-poetize" her grandpa! Good job with the poem, Alexa--and good job with the shadow shot, Grandpa!


    Since shadows are fragments of light,
    Most gracefully they can take flight
    And soar through the air
    (They do this, I swear)
    As though they were some sort of kite.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadowy Gates

  3. Now that's a bold shadow in the spotlight!

  4. I came back to follow your blog, would you follow mine too? Thank you!

  5. Even some of the kids in the Voicing Verses photo are dressed in yellow!


    Some yellow is just the right thing
    To make a sad heart start to sing;
    It fills you with cheer—
    Now isn’t that clear?
    It’s better than any old bling!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Delicate Desert Flowers

  6. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.



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