The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
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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 9, 2013

Trifextra: Week Fifty-Eight


castle walls once proud
defending lord and peasants alike

stout armies dashed themselves
to death against your stone rigidity

but you were not so impenetrable
as to keep out rats fleas and plague

Trifextra: Week Fifty-Eight


  1. I love the historical context. Nicely done

  2. I like this-your take is so different:-)The contrast in stone's rigidity/impenetrability on one hand & weakness on the other,is expressed so beautifully:-)

  3. I love your take on the prompt. And so true that strong stones can be so easily defeated.

  4. Great job with the prompt. I also like the contrast between this post and the adorable picture on the sidebar!

  5. It is the small things that will get us all in the end.

  6. Indeed those rats and plague visited the castles too. :-)

  7. Well done. In this case, stone is formidable, but so vulnerable. Kind of like some people I've known :)

  8. I really like that middle stanza - it flows nicely. Great job with the prompt.

  9. rat fleas and plague will always take us down no matter how protected we are. :)


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