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,
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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, January 2, 2013

Carpe Diem #86 - Honeysuckle

Photo by Bill Ward found here

I had to do a little reading on the Honeysuckle, a flower I know in name only.


Some delicate types
Won't grow in the temperate zone
They're subtropical

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Sweet smelling blossoms
Decorate the green garden
Bringing hummingbirds

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Trumpet shaped flowers
Fill the air with your beauty
Play me a love song

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What better place
To explore love's allure than
In honeysuckle

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That sweet aroma
Of honeysuckle lingers
Gives away my tryst 

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Dragonflies prefer
Honeysuckle nectar in
Their buttercup tea

Carpe Diem # 86


  1. Lovely, this one surpasses the rest:
    Trumpet shaped flowers
    Fill the air with your beauty
    Play me a love song.

    The first one could be in a Plant Encyclopaedia...

  2. But so few plant encyclopedias are written in verse . . .


  3. What a delightful variety on the prompt!! Thank you for sharing -- your "investigation" produced creativity. AND, I certainly am tickled by the haiku you left for me. :)


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