The Lighter Side of JzB

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

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Carpe Diem #165, Virgo (The Maiden) (Zodiac 6)

Our granddaughter Amanda is a wonderful dancer and, with her early September birthday, also a Virgo.   She has been accepted to attend a week-long summer intensive program in New York with the Rockettes this summer, finishing off with a performance at Radio City Music Hall.  Here is a video of her as the Sugar Plum Fairy in a local production of the Nutcracker from last December.   Full disclosure: she is my lovely wife's granddaughter - but we do play nicely together and share.

 ~ 1 ~

lovely maiden
dreams of reaching the heights
dancing with the stars

~ 2 ~

old man watches
granddaughter on the stage
shines star-like with pride

~ 3 ~

confusing myths
maiden   wheat   fertility
and mother mary

~ 4 ~

moose and goose
drawn to the maiden's charm
no - wait - unicorns

~ 5 ~

lurking in the midst
of the maiden's sheaf of wheat
a spider



Carpe Diem #165


  1. Interesting haiku today :) Love the ballet. We are going to see the Russian Ballet Wednesday night this week!

  2. What a stunningly beautiful maiden you have in your granddaughter! You must be so proud. Loved your take on the prompt esp. the spider!


  3. I can hear the maiden's cream from here!

  4. great to brag on your
    unicorn - no, that's not right
    lovely granddaughter

    thanks for the smiles with your beautiful maiden and your charmed unicorn

  5. I love the pure haiku of the spider. Well done.

  6. Very witty haiku and glad moose and goose found the unicorn ~ also being grand parent provides so much joy ~ Happy Day to you ^_^ ~

  7. dancing with the stars... what a beautiful line! (and show)

  8. Awesome series JzB thank you for sharing.


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