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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Carpe Diem #143, Zansetsu (remaining snow)

I see not everyone is a fan of moose and goose.  Ah, well - they are my friends and I hope to have them help us Carpe every Diem.  Spider, on the other hand, seems to be highly regarded, which is bit weird, since spiders creep me out.  Another mystery of life, I guess.

We had snow flurries today, but no accumulation.  I almost went out and took a picture of the last little patch of snow in my yard, but it was dirty and unattractive.  Then I see from Kristjaan's post that that is more or less the point.  Well, its dark now, and I lost my chance.

~ 1 ~

last snow
in the corner of my yard
no longer pristine

~ 2 ~

the old man
sits on the edge of his bed
remembers his sins

~ 3 ~

snowman melts
children run across the field
time to play baseball

~ 4 ~

last snow melts
flows into the icy pond
for moose and goose

~ 5 ~

end of winter
new spider floats on the breeze
with the last snow flakes

~ : <> : ~

Carpe Diem #143


  1. first two especially the second, great interpretation and depth.. the last three, really fun ^^

  2. I love the 1st, we don;t have snow by I relate to the yard.
    Is the old man smiling I wonder?

  3. I can only speak for myself, I love the moose and the goose. Who says haiku can't be a little fun? The poetry police?? My favorites # 2 and # 4

  4. Oh, yes, always the new spiders coming on. Must have new weavers for new seasons!

  5. All excellent haiku ~ well penned for 'snow' ~ Of course I love moose and goose ! ^_^

  6. Is it your yard or your snow that is no longer pristine? :)

    Last Traces of Snow

  7. Oh my! Your second haiku spoke to my heart! Nice interpretation of the prompt. So glad moose,goose and spider are still playing in your backyard! I've grown attached to them!

  8. aloha JzB - i like the way #2 and #3 are working. particularly #2 with "sins" as a reference to "remaining snow". aloha.


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