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.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Carpe Diem #141, Kiji (Pheasant)

~ 1 ~

morning mist
over the grassy field
a pheasant rises

~ 2 ~

colorful cock
brightly preens on the prairie
for a dull mate

~ 3 ~

flying pheasant
not fast enough to escape
a shotgun blast

~ 4 ~

goose and pheasant date
dine on seeds and small insects
moose sulks in a lake

~ 5 ~

buzzing insect
flees the foraging pheasant
sticks in spider's web



  1. I always seem to gravitate towards the first haiku of your set. Is it because it's your classic haiku version? Just beautiful.

  2. I dunno. Sometime people say the spider one is most classic.

    Between those two, I do go off the rails, sometimes.



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