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,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

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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, June 14, 2013

Carpe Diem #221, Hotaru (Firefly)

Bassman Paul Keller with his quintet and big band were regulars at The Firefly Club in Ann Arbor.  Obviously, this is a different venue.

~ 1 ~

the firefly
erstwhile ann arbor jazz club
now sadly defunct

~ 2 ~

fireflies strobing
with the cool syncopations
on a hot night

~ 3 ~

flying lanterns
help me in my search
for an honest man

~ 3 ~

in the depth of night
with no light but fireflies
illicit lovers

~ 4 ~

in the deep summer
a blinking constellation
for moose and goose

~ 5 ~

orb weaver cares not
for whom the firefly beckons
eats him anyway


Carpe Diem #221


  1. These are delightful! The second haiku is a masterpiece, in my opinion. Lovely for moose and goose. Poor firefly but happy spider. ♥

  2. These are wonderful JzB, I like the third haiku the most, very romantic.

  3. I like the second and the 2nd third. They feel like fireflies.

  4. "flying lanterns" the most awesome description for fireflies I've ever read.


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