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.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Carpe Diem #116 - FADO




Fateful sailor's song
Of his saudade and woe
Sting of salt water

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Sad song of longing
All things flow to the ocean
Rest there in the depths

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When I lost my love
I took my boat out to sea
Drowned there in my tears

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Fado guitar strings
Plucked like the strings of my heart
Then I lost them all

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Song of lost antlers
When the sea drowns the forest
The goose will not fly

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When moose sings fado
Then the elk stares in wonder
Goose plucks the guitar

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14 comments:

  1. I totally enjoy all of your work....you are very talented....Personally I feel posting so many great haiku detracts from their impact....

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  2. Sting of salt water - fantastic
    but your third haiku was what touched my heart the most :)

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  3. I should add that I am most thankful that the guitar is not plucking the goose!

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  4. joanne -
    You are most kind. I just post what spills out. If the emotional effect is diluted, I'll have to live with that.

    kz -
    Sting of salt water is the line I worked and reworked. Yes, the 3rd touched me the most also. Fortunately, it is not a scene from my own life.

    MMT -
    Take a gander at that! And the goose is specifically there for your edification and/or amusement.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  5. How chilling to be drowning in mere tears in the midst of the vast ocean!

    Toothless Fadista

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  6. A lovely collection of fado inspired thoughts. I admire the 4th.

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  7. What a great collection, the recent prompts have suited you...must be teh musical connections?

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  8. Sad song of longing
    All things flow to the ocean
    Rest there in the depths

    Awesome haiku JzB ... strong words and emotions caught in a wonderful haiku on Fado. Thank you.

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  9. 'Sting of salt water', wow! I am always awed by your talent. where do you get that from!

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  10. Love the variety of your fado haiku and that you always leave us smiling ~ Great haiku ~ Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  11. Friends -
    I appreciate your kind and encouraging comments.
    Thank you all.
    Cheers!
    JzB

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  12. Your first haiku brought tears to my eyes, but I was saved by the giggle of the moose and the goose :-)

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Cheers!
JzB