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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Carpe Diem #174, Whisper (provided by Cathy)

~ 1 ~

baby whispering
nestled at her mother's breast
a message of love

 ~ 2 ~

i do not whisper
of my love for you my dear
but sing to the world

~ 3 ~

don't tell the old man
in a whisper if you want
him to hear you

 ~ 4 ~

moose and goose
listen with their hearts stilled
when the wind whispers

 ~ 5 ~

whispering wind
vibrates all the web strands
spider is not fooled


Carpe Diem #174


  1. Ooh...these were good! Really, each one, even if I am polishing my hunting rifle for that goose and moose!
    REALLY SUPERB though!

  2. I love 1, 2 and 4. Such beauty and fragility in your words even for moose and goose.

  3. A beautiful collection!

  4. Not is the spider fooled when I walk straight through it's web a night...there's no whispers then I can assure you :)
    Great set JzB, thank you!

  5. i love these. hard to pick favorites but i'd have to say it's haiku #1! i love the image of the faint breeze moving the spider's web.. and your second haiku is wonderful too, beyond sweet ^^

  6. Crafty spider! She knows lunch is still "out there" somewhere!

    Hummingbird Whisper

  7. You do seem to know the old man SO well. His hearing aid turned off or left in the drawer. I know him well too! As always each one is smart and sweet at the same time! Thank you!

  8. That second one is just gorgeous ... and so true ... love must be yelled from the roofs.

  9. I am a bit arachnophil, so it's definitely the last one, which attracted me most. :-)

  10. A great set... but I really like the humour in the third.


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