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.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #41, Kikusha-Ni's 'lost in the woods'.

Inspirational haiku by Kikusha-Ni.

lost in the woods
only the sound of a leaf
falling on my hat

I get a variety of feelings from this haiku, not all consistent with each other: foreboding, hope, oneness with nature, isolation from nature, new beginning, possibly even end of life.

 Inspired haiku by JzB

~ 1 ~

alone in the woods
beyond the arching boughs
storm clouds gather

~ 2 ~

alone in the woods
old man finds a fallen branch
new walking stick

~ 3 ~

in the deep still woods
even moose and goose
remain silent

~ 4 ~

alone but not lost
in the depth of the woods
spider spins her home

~ 5 ~

For Arya Stark

deep in the woods
dire wolf gathers her pack
warg Nymeria


Carpe Diem Special #41


  1. These are ALL good - and a serious vein here...

  2. I adore number 1. Pure haiku

  3. Thanks, friends.

    Tales, for sure . . .

  4. Wonderful work! The first of yours is my favorite.

  5. Oh! They are beautiful. I particularly loved the first and the fourth one. :)

  6. That spider does it for me JzB. Really wonderful haiku with different sights on 'lost in the wood' of Kikusha-Ni.

  7. I agree! This poem suggested all of the emotions you describe - like a good haiku often does! Your responses are spot on! Every one - although, the first is my favorite!

  8. I love these JzB and am eagerly awaiting today;s last in series three :)

  9. All inspired. I like the first best:)

  10. Moose and Goose awestruck--now that's a first!


  11. Very nice set -- our minds are on the same wavelength with the first. I also like the walking stick!! :)

  12. I like them all! I seem to be very fond of moose and goose but tough to pick favorite because they all affect me in a different way. Nicely done!

  13. Wonderfully penned, JzB. My favourite still being the first one - there's something about those gathering storm clouds...

  14. I love them all. images portrayed are easily seen.


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