The Lighter 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 16, 2013

Carpe Diem #32, Chèvrefeuille's 'lonely flower'


odoku na watashino nakamano tsu no yoruno hana

lonely flower
my companion
for one night


My humble offerings

~ 1 ~

after just one night
in the flower's company
i'm the lonely one

~ 2 ~

first flower of spring
with luck you won't be lonesome
for very long

~ 3 ~

which kind of flower
the bloom of a growing plant
or river water*

~ 4 ~

one lonely flower
is that not enough to please
an old man

~ 5 ~

first lonely flower
hopeful sign for moose and goose
that spring is coming

~ 6 ~

first lonely flower
draws a single lonely fly
to the spider's web


* sorry - old crossword puzzle trick
flow-er = a thing that flows

Carpe Diem #32


  1. These are all so nice ... leaving me speechless.

  2. If one lonely flower can't please the old man, then there's something wrong with...the flower? :)

    One Fading Blossom

  3. all are extremely nice ^^ though your fourth is utterly lovely.

  4. moose and goose
    never fear
    spring's hope is eternal

  5. Am feeling sad but also such beauty in your haiku today.

  6. WHat a marvellous set today JzB, each one a prize bloom!

  7. Your first one really touched me.

  8. all well-done, but there's something about that old man that is so beautiful


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