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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.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Carpe Diem # 125 - Wisdom

Sources of wisdom
Knowledge and experience
If you're not a fool


Not automatic
You have to think these things through
Leave out prejudice

Look to the real world
Contemplate the human mind
Not your own navel


I have a smart mouth
All this glib-tongue wise-guy stuff
From my wisdom teeth


Abode of the wise man
High upon the great mountain
Where the air is thin


On the mountain top
You can find the wise old moose
Silly goose stays home


In garden flowers
wise spider spins her silk web
Nowhere near my broom




  1. Love the last one.

    You could even remove the word wise and we'd still see the subtle suggestion how wise that spider is.

    deep in the garden
    this time spider sets up house
    away from my broom


  2. I often feel a bit overwhelmed by the offerings here....I like so many things about each I have to choose? Espec. fond of the wisdom teeth, and the man on the mountain...

  3. No need to chose
    Like what you want
    Discard the rest


  4. I am sure I have met your man "high on the mountain" Thin air slowing his brain..still really love your moose ! P

  5. After further review
    My previous comment
    Makes no sense

    How's that for wisdom


  6. Wonderful haiku ~ all of them ~ I am 'in love' with the moose ~ must be a 'silly goose' ^_^

  7. Here at the moose preserve
    We aim to please.


  8. spoken like a real wise man. a great mix of haiku ^^ and smart spider! lol ^^ my fave is the first one. it's so true!! wisdom's born from knowledge and experience -- but of course, not all the time.. not applicable to fools at all! -- perfectly expressed. ^^

  9. Oh I do hope you never lose those wisdom teeth!! Or your connection to the wise spider!

  10. Bring on the broom, JazzBumpa, bring on the broom!

    Wisdom & Murder


  11. Funny - I just wrote about spiders guarding flowers for Ligo Haibun!

    Good stuff here.


  12. I can't help but wonder if your wisdom teeth have ever gotten you in trouble...

    Lady Wisdom

  13. MMT -

    So many times, it is the story of my life.


  14. All of them are cleverly crafted, JzB. Enjoyed - as always do.

  15. The third one caught me... great giggle

  16. Amazing set of haiku :-) I love them all.


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