The Lighter 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.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Carpe Diem #154, Shuntoo (Spring lantern)

~ 1 ~

by lantern light
when I look upon your face
lovely mystery

~ 2 ~

one evening in spring
as we walked under the trees
raindrops in lamplight

~ 3 ~

in the spring lamp light
casting a squat shadow
a fat toad

~ 4 ~

in the lantern light
old man sits and listens
by an empty chair

~ 5 ~

lamps in the distance
moose and goose don't understand
think they are fireflies

~ 6 ~

springtime lantern light
death trap for moths and flies
spider goes hungry


Carpe Diem #154


  1. Really very nice - some classical haiku there.

  2. 3 and 4 for me today JzB. Thank you :)

  3. haha really adore moose and goose, they think its ^^
    how romantic the first haiku is.. i love the idea of two people being together for so long but each time they look at each others' faces, it's still a wonderful mystery ^^

  4. some fun, some romance, and all brilliant today...

  5. Love the fat toad and how the shadow squats. Lovely word play, here.

  6. Oh that fat toad was brilliant.

  7. Oh you pulled a good one today...I had just settled in for a romantic set, when BAM there was a fat toad! Oh right, this is JzB's place ! What was I thinking! I am in awe of your range, my friend! You do it all, and everyday! Wow.

  8. First two are quite romantic and lovely. Fat toad made me giggle.

  9. aloha JzB - that first ku took me by surprise. i like that. i like that you have allowed me to ponder on that mystery. way cool. aloha.


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