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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Visual Dare 34 - The Kiss

Go to anonymous legacy to read about this week's dare and join the fun


So long we've been here
Not coincidence but molded
Fate placed us side by side
With my longing side-long glances
Caressing your smooth beautiful face

Then I fell for you

Such loving things I would
Whisper if you only had an ear
But you disdain the urgency
Every rigid cell of my being
Puts into my firm dry kiss

This is no fall from grace

I look upon your shaded eyes
The soft arc of your chin
The tip of your delicate nose
Imagine the sweet ecstasy of
Meeting your distant perfect lips

If you would only fall for me


  1. Very nice! I love the use of "Then I fell for you" to tie in the tipped over mannequin head, as well as your other allusions to the head's characteristics: molded, if only you had an ear, rigid cells. Very well done.

  2. I agree with Sharry. Such wonderful use of irony within the fabric of the lines - it slants with a whole other tone depending on whether you read it with the photo - or without!! Brilliantly executed. Thank you for accepting another Visual Dare - well done, m'friend!!

  3. Thanks, Sharry.

    I'm looking forward to reading yours.

    [No pressure]


  4. Angela -

    Thank you. It was fun.


  5. Love the way you've played with it! great implications!

  6. Nicely done, I love how you have given the heads life :)

  7. Beautifully done! Well paced, subtle written. Really enjoyed it :))

  8. This was very good. And I can see the similarity with my haibun.

    Thank you for sharing.



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