The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
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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's Tan Renga Challenge

See Kristjaan's post for a description and some examples of Tan Renga

scattered in sand
embers of a saltwood fire
face to face with stars   
                  (Jane Reichhold)

tide slowly rises 
clouds of smoke and salt                 (JzB)

I just glanced at Mystic's blog, and can't resist doing another Tan Renga.  The enigmatic haiku/senryu I found there speaks to me, because three of our granddaughters performed in a dance recital this evening.  The entire event was spectacular, and our girls were awesome.

Oranges ripen
far from the bamboo gardens—
will the dancers come?  
                   (Magical Mystical Teacher)

scent of orange blossoms
in the dancers' hair                                   (JzB)

If anybody wants to continue the game with one of mine, please feel free to do so, and link back here in comments.


  1. Great second stanza JzB. I like the Tan Renga you have written on the haiku by Magical Mystical Teacher. I can see your granddaughters dance.

  2. The Tan Renga with Magical Mystery Teacher is particularly beautiful

  3. two great poets in one fabulous tan renga.....that's in the spirit!

  4. Lovely.. i really like Tan Renga and I like both of yours

  5. Interesting exercise, huh??

    I particularly like your addition to MMT's as well!! ;)

  6. Excellent JzB, I enjoyed them both very much :)

    scattered in sand

  7. I hear a proud granddad especially the addition to MMT's haiku :)


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