The Lighter Side of JzB

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Carpe Diem #150, Haru Higan (Spring Equinox)

The vernal equinox symbolizes the reawakening of life after a dormant Winter.  From the Druids we get the equinox celebration of Alban Eilir, the Light of the Earth, and also the mysterious Druid's Egg, also known as the Adderstone.

And from John Coltrane we get this.

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From me, all you get is this:

~ 1 ~

at equinox
I pray for a time with
light and dark equal

~ 2 ~

serpents gathered
in an ancient right
get stoned together

~ 3 ~

kiss of sun and moon
forests and grass lands wake up
from a Winter's sleep

~ 4 ~

at equinox
old man sees the all of the world
in black and white

~ 5 ~

white goose black moose
share the sun and the moon

~ 6 ~

time of joy for orb weaver
insects on the way

UPDATE: inspired by Ese, I checked my yard and found my crocuses were up

~ 7 ~

a perfect time for flirting
with some little blondes

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Carpe Diem #150


  1. my favs are 3 & 4 - soon, soon, but not soon enough, we will see new green shhots; and the old man haiku is as perfect as a haiku can get (IMHO)

  2. Great music ~ love jazz and great humor in your haiku ~ well penned too ~ Enjoy ^_^

  3. beautiful lines! loved your set. closest to my soul was #3

  4. old man flirts with blondes
    goose discovers his ruse
    cooks his moose!

    I know, I know, haiku isn't supposed to rhyme!!

  5. #3 is just fantastic. i'm so glad you decided to add that last one coz i really enjoyed it!

  6. May the little Orb Weaver's web be filled with tasty delights!

    Season by Season

  7. I don't believe I've ever seen a black moose before. If you see it again, be sure to take and post a photo, OK?

    Equinoctial Rains

  8. #2 made husband and me lol. Adore #3. Photo of your crocus so lovely.

  9. I love the thought in the first one, but as always there's a little something for everyone here JzB. Thank you :)

  10. aloha JzB. i like the observation of #5. that makes for a great haiku moment (imo). cool.

  11. What a great set of haiku, JzB! Light and dark equal - I pray along...
    So beautiful photo - makes my longing for spring even stronger!

  12. Light and black equal. what a great symbolism


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