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.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Carpe Diem #140, Hamaguri (cherry stone clam)

~ 1 ~

springtime joy
toenails in the water
happy as a clam

~ 2 ~

cherrystone clam
opens wide for wasabi
hot time tonight

~ 3 ~

eating clams
chewy rubbery tasteless
I bite my tongue

~ 4 ~

stubborn mollusk will not speak
he just clams up

~ 5 ~

cherrystone clams
moose and goose shrug and depart
search for grass and forb

~ 6 ~

empty clamshell
perfect frame for a small web
and a small spider

Carpe Diem #140


  1. your haiku made me hungry ^^

  2. I'm with Moose and Goose on this one: an impossible prompt, which I'm going to have to shrug off.

  3. Happy as a clam reading your haiku

  4. these are brilliant
    make me hungry for tea time
    pass the cla ms

  5. we use the shells for ashtrays (yeah, I still smoke a bit) and the spider web thing has actually happened ..... enjoyed the entire set....

  6. aloha JzB - yeah, i like your sense of fun. "happy little clams" (okay i changed a word. or two—still fun). aloha.


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