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!)

I claim copyright and reserve all rights for my original material of every type and genre.

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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Square?  Like Lawrence Welk
Billy Vaughan or that Bearded
Mitch (sing along) Miller Guy
Lombardo Wayne Waltz King
That paleface phony Pat Boone

No man!

Not to blow
My own trombone

I have improvised

In public
To my own
Original Blues tune

The Stage with
Wayne Bergeron

At The Jazz Showcase
And Navy Pier

In my dreams
with Count Basie

Time with

Don Ellis
Stan Kenton
Dave Brubeck

I may not wail
On the bridge

Like Sonny Rollins
Did at Williamsburg

My notes aren't
Ellington A-Trained
Goodman Jersey Bouncing

Don't Have
Carl Fontana's airy tone
Kai Winding's 4-B Beefiness
The round perfect arc of J.J.Johnson
Frank Rosolino's Triplet bouncing Dexterity.

But, baby
I swing!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Written in response to SQUARE by Luke Prater.

Diz said, just play, man.
This simply poured out of me, like cool jazz on a hot night.
I spent more time formatting the structure than writing the words.

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