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, June 21, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge #3 "the rainy season"

The challenge, explained here with detail and background, is to add a second two-line stanza to a haiku provided by Kristjaan, this time from the pen of Buson.



the rainy season  
a paper lantern in hand  
I walk along the verandah   

in the damp gathering gloom
my long shadow follows


~ or ~

the rainy season  
a paper lantern in hand  
I walk along the verandah   

moose and goose walk in the woods
under the dark dripping leaves

~ or  ~

the rainy season  
a paper lantern in hand  
I walk along the verandah   

in a dry ceiling corner
spider awaits moist insects


~ and, oh, what the hell ~

the rainy season  
a paper lantern in hand  
I walk along the verandah   

in the damp treetop
a lonely cuckoo calls





6 comments:

  1. Wow...all so wonderful! Am awed.

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  2. All three are wonderfully composed JzB and make different Tan Renga. Awesome.

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  3. well-done on all, espec. the last...

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  4. I especially like the first one... Great imagery with that long shadow

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