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!)

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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 - It's Sensational Haiku Wednesday

For Carpe Diem #85, the prompt is HILL.
For SHW, the prompt is ONWARD.

Each is a fitting follow up to Saturday's ANCIENT ROAD
Also, possibly influenced by seeing The Hobbit.


On the ancient road
Danger, adventure - let's go
Onward up the hill

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A hill lies just past
The curve in the road - Let's go
See what is beyond

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That is its purpose
The high spot in ev'ry road
To give us valleys

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The climb is worth it
Foot over foot to survey
All you see from here

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Up into the hills
The road goes ever onward
Down into valleys

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Bumpy metaphore
At my age more than just a
Thing to be over

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  1. This is a great series! I especially love all the possibilities in the first one!

  2. Worn out trudging onward up those hills ~ fun haiku ~ ^_^

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol)

  3. we all have ups and downs, eh? wonderfully written set ..,,,

  4. life is a winding road full of potholes, hills & dips, and bends we cant see around...beautiful haiku set!

  5. OMG -- what a nice set but I am exhausted!! :)
    Fairies Promenade


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