The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
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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.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Carpe Diem #134, Sae Kaeru (return of the cold)


early blossoms
eaten by a late frost
no fruit this year


long cold winter
brief thaw in early Spring
beds apart again


warm melt remembered
now shoulder like a glacier
fickle lover


icicles gone
fresh frost glazes moose antlers
goose stays close for warmth


spun in the warm sun
now she waits patient cold still
frost on the web

[after Ese]

frigid morning
rising sun illuminates
frost ferns on glass

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Carpe Diem #134


  1. That first one....classic style! :)

  2. Arachnid shivers
    Bouncing on a wind blown web
    Whilst Goose cuddles Moose

  3. Oh that is so sad when the frost bites all the blossoms, denying us fruit later on! :) Great post!
    I almost had a cold shoulder in mine but it morphed into a cold front!!

  4. You really got into the returning cold theme! Are you experiencing a resurgence of cold weather?

    Cold Snap

  5. A wonderful wonderful set!!! The first and fourth are my favorites!
    Cold's Deception Lurks

  6. This is your best set ever. Very inspired.

  7. Thanks, friends.

    jrb - beautiful

    mystic - unfortunately, yes



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