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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Carpe Diem #226, Hototogisu (Little or English Cuckoo)

~ 1 ~

cuckoo bird's song
like a black forest clock
measuring your days

~ 2 ~

cuckoo the loner
under clouds or in bamboo
always sings solo


~ 3 ~

little cuckoo
lays eggs in other bird's nests
inspires adulteress

~ 4 ~

moose is confused
what strange goings-on when
goose flies with cuckoo

~ 5 ~

cuckoo and spider
despite all their best efforts
we still have bugs


Carpe Diem #226


  1. bravo! Especially #1. "Black forest clock" nice!

  2. He's back ' and do are the moose and goose...nice first one too...!

  3. I lik these and the 1st is so funny. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Cheers for all...first one is magical.

  5. Happy to see you are back on the haiku trail! And how true that the days are measured by the bird song outside the window!
    morning wake-up
    mid-day romp in the birdbath
    bedtime lullaby
    Little Cuckoo

  6. Nice set. First one is perfect:)

  7. You may have to start including Cuckoo in your lineup with Moose and Goose! :)

    Wayward Cuckoo

  8. absolutely loved the cuckoo-clock....

  9. The ominous first one is brilliant...


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