The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
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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.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Carpe Diem #76 - Quilt

My grandmother made
This patchwork quilt - work of love
Keeps me warm tonight

Actually, my mother has the quilt, and it might have been her grandmother who made it.  More than a little poetic license here.  The pattern isn't like the one in the picture, but it is that intricate.

With needle in hand
She carefully crafts the quilt
With love in her heart

There's no direct reference to nature or weather here, though one may infer the season from the topic of the warm quilt.  I'm mindful now of first-third line interchangeability, and am trying to achieve that feature with these haiku.  I think they work pretty well.

Update:  I like what Bjorn did, so I did this.

A party for two
Under grandmother's old quilt
Sharing body heat

Carpe Diem #76


  1. aww, so sweet. I love how you made this a sort of concrete poem with the multi-colored patchwork word. Cute!

  2. I have also written a haiku on my grandmother sewing me a quilt. Nice crafted haiku, with interchangeable lines. Thank you for sharing.

  3. A touching serie of haiku. Thanks..

  4. 3 beautiful haiku, connected and warm in their essence....

  5. Grandmother's provide such wonderful memories through the art of a quilt (mine included)!! Very nice!
    Special Quilt


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