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.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Carpe Diem #158, Yanagi (Willow)

~ 1 ~

when the willow
whispers to the cool spring wind
do the pine trees listen

~ 2 ~

long haired old woman
tresses drooping to the ground
why are you weeping

~ 3 ~

ask not
for whom the willow weeps
it weeps for thee

~ 4 ~

beneath a willow
an old man stops to listen
the leaves whisper

~ 5 ~

sad willow tree weeps
moose will eat it leaf and bark
goose prefers forbs

~ 6 ~

black widow spider
dowager of the willow
weeps not for her mate


Carpe Diem #158


  1. Adore #1! Beautifully written.

  2. Another wonderful set of creative haiku with lots of humor ~ Happy Day ^_^

    ps. love to hear what moose and goose are up to in your haiku !

  3. I was hoping she would be a black willow spider today... :)

    No Willow for Shade

  4. I do love your old man! He listens to the same whisperings I listen to. ( and Ella too)

  5. Heartwarming... and funny! Then I listened to Ella. Divine! ;-)


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