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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Carpe Diem #173, Threnody (provided by Mark M. Redfearn)


~ 1 ~

voices raised
for those who can no longer
raise themselves

~ 2 ~

even the survivors will 
never walk again

~ 3 ~

i search
for answers but only find
more questions


~ 4 ~

in the desert
on the mountain / by the lake
one small flower


Carpe Diem #173


  1. It feels like most of us needed this prompt today. All heartfelt poignant haiku.

  2. Your second one really spoke to my heart! Such sadness and pain....senseless.

  3. Strong series JzB. I can read and see that this prompt touches a lot of our participants in Carpe Diem. Maybe it was time to have a prompt like 'Threnody'.

  4. that second haiku is truly beyond sad... a very strong set

  5. What a stunning set! Love them all.

  6. One of your best sets. and the second is a masterpiece-


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