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,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

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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.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Carpe Diem #157, Tanpopo (Dandelion)

My yard -- May, 2011

I first posted this picture on 5/15/11, accompanied by this quasi-haiku

These cute little blonds
Stand out against the green grass,

Now, on to today's efforts

 ~ 1 ~

king of the lawn
decked out in its yellow mane
a dandy lion

~ 2 ~

a noxious weed
or for the open-minded
wine and a salad

~ 3 ~

just like the old man
when dandelion ages
its head turns white

~ 4 ~

for moose and goose
a field of bright dandelions
tasty smörgåsbord

~ 5 ~

spider hatchling
and a dandelion seed
two kites in the wind

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  1. old man's hair turns white...and floats away in the wind :)

  2. Wow JzB, another wonderful series of haiku. That third one is a masterpiece, I can feel that imagery you paint in that one, because I am starting to become grey myself.

  3. Dear spider hatchling, come my way. Dear dandelion seed: Stay Away!

    Dandelion’s Fortitude

  4. yes, the similarity of being tethered, yet affected so by the wind - liked that last one a lot...and the others, well, they were wonderfully written too, with a wit that is yours alone...

  5. The third one is a masterpiece, and the rest of them are almost as good. On of your best set I have seen.

  6. great set! loved the last one - a beautiful ending!

  7. I loved each and ever one today! I am getting to br very fond of moose, goose and orb weaver!

  8. Orb weaver wins for me! Lovely to read about dandy lions :)

  9. OOH, love the kits in the wind and the fact that you also decapitated your dandelions as did I :)

  10. I can't help but wonder what would happen if you blew on an old man's head the same way you blow on dandelion fluff...

    Dandelion Season


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