The Lighter Side of JzB

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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction - Ending

Lillie McFerrin

This prompt brought to mind a demented sonnet I wrote several years ago, which coincidentally consists of exactly five sentences.


For four more weeks she keeps her innocence --
Mere carnal yearning since she was beguiled
Into wedlock with Selene's child
And his twenty-seven days of impotence.

The moon's once-in-a-cycle minstrel song
Called him out to last night's bloody rending,
Announced his victim's grim and grisly ending,
Siren to his lunatic Wulfsarkergang.

A shimmering crystal moonbeam, cold and clear,
Illuminates what never was but always were.
Its gray light casts the sacrifice's setting,
But her blood never flows at his blood-letting.

Her celibate fate follows Nature's whim:
The moon, not she, brings out the beast in him.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I just love the word WulfsarkergangIf memory serves correctly, I first found it in Roger Zelazny's novel, A Night in the Lonesome October.  It's the lupine cognate to berserkrgang, the legendary trance-like state of certain bear-shirt clad ancient Norse warriors, which gives us the modern word "berserk."

In this context, Wulfsarkergang is the insatiable predator state of the werewolf - a blood-crazed man in wolf's clothing.


  1. AWESOME! And that pic!! You devil! ;-P Love it :))

  2. Wow! It's not often we get to read a sonnet, beatifully written!

  3. Love the two line summation!

    Very good in spite/because of a "demented sonnet".

  4. I really enjoyed reading this. Very cleverly put together. Very pleased to have found your work. x

  5. Very nice. I read this piece a number of times and on each occasion I found more about the girl and her unusual relationship. Thanks for posting!

  6. Fantastic writing!! I am always happy to see a sonnet in the FSF challenge :)


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