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.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #28, Onitsura's Cherry-Flowers

Inspirational haiku, by Onitsura

 saku-karani miru-karani hana no chiru-karani

the cherry-flowers bloom;

we gaze at them;
they fall, and ...

Inspired haiku, by JzB

~ 1 ~

remember last year
the cherry blossoms fell
this year .  .  .  the next .  .  .

~ 2 ~

cherry blossoms fall
what does this mean to me
or to you

~ 3 ~

cherry blossoms fall
like the blushing maidens fall
later  .  .  . the fruit

~ 4 ~
cherry blossoms fall
old man in the pink shower
holds fast his secret

~ 5 ~
cherry blossoms fall
moose and goose wander by
have them for dessert

~ 6 ~
cherry blossoms fall
orb weaver spinning her web
takes no notice

~ 7 ~

[inspired by Bjorn]

like the cherry bloom
in the rich fullness of time
even mountains fall


Carpe Diem Special #28


  1. Wonderful. and thank you for the great homage to my haiku.. just great.

  2. Your entire set speaks to my heart of the need to enjoy this moment for the only constant is change! Well done!

  3. wow and aloha JzB, i like these and particularly #2. exactly. and wow from there. aloha.


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