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.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Carpe Diem #198, The Hanged Man (XII) Tarot



In ancient times, people worshiped gods of violence: Mars, Baal, 
and Odin - who hung upside down for nine days . 

They pillaged and converted, or were converted, 

at the point of a sword.

Then Jesus came along preaching his message 

of peace, love, and tolerance.

Look across the great span of history and see how his sacrifice 

changed man's behavior.

Not so much.

~:~


~ 1 ~

sacrifice symbol
holy man suspended
but people still sin

~ 2 ~

blessed androgyne
your symbolic message
hangs in the balance

~ 3 ~

ego can take us
where all life is upside down
pride goes with the fall


~:~:~:~

Carpe Diem #198

9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful trio of haiku JzB, just awesome as you have used the post of The Hanged Man (XII) thank you for sharing these with us.

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  2. No Moose? No Goose? Did you turn them loose?

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  3. M and G didn't want to hang around today.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  4. you seem quite serious today....your post, thought-provoking ..... and well-written, as usual...

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  5. your haiku set made me reflect. well done :)

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  6. I'm not proud (at least, I don't think I am), but I seem to be falling anyway. What's the matter with me?

    The Hanged Man

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  7. I share that sentiment 100%... have anything been understood?

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  8. Second and third are brilliant, in my opinion.

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