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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Carpe Diem #167, Scorpio (The Scorpion) (Zodiac 8)

~ 1 ~

ruled by mars
according to tradition
battled the hunter

~ 2 ~

orion's bane
sent by earth mother to teach
man humility

~ 3 ~

where is thy sting
on scorpion's tail

~ 4 ~

old man
does not fear the scorpion
stomps it with his heel

~ 5 ~

scorpion always
wants to be in control
moose and goose retreat

~ 6 ~

even the spider
is no match for the killer



Carpe Diem #167


  1. Nice set - but no piece of tail reference? I'm surprised.

  2. Find myself reading these as they apply or do not apply to me since it's my sign. Very much relate to battling the hunter in my healing. Significant haiku to me.

  3. I hope Moose and Goose find a way to come back from their retreat. Were they in some quiet little cabin in a sylvan setting?


  4. That haiku about the old man...very nice...

  5. I'll bet the old man checked inside his shoe before putting it on though ;)

  6. Well done moose and goose---but please return as soon as scorpion is gone!


  7. Beautifully composed series of haiku on Scorpio JzB. It's a joy to visit your weblog. Brings always a smile on my face.


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