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.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Carpe Diem #242, ambition

It occurs to me that a lot of what I write is not really haiku.  Perhaps not even senryu, either - often just words arranged in quasi-haiku form.  Occasionally, I hit the mark, and I cherish those moments.  Mostly I write what resonates at some level, or possibly just amuses me.  I don't have the ambition [read: dedication] to become a great or world-renowned haijin.  But I do have the ambition to continuously improve my craft, in the hope that some small fraction of it might reach the level of art.

always improving
in both music and haiku 
there's more to explore


simple ambition
to create one perfect form
orb weaver's life work


Carpe Diem #242


  1. Awesome ... with that second haiku you have gained your ambition ... that's really a wonderful haiku with a great imagery and spiritual depth.

    1. Thank you, Kristjaan. You are very kind.

      Often my spider haiku seem to me to be the purest, which is quite ironic because spiders really creep me out.


  2. noble ambition - to be better

  3. I adore the second haiku. The spider and web can have many meanings so you have much depth there even if it's not something you see for yourself. You did it JzB!

  4. Your spider haiku today is a masterpiece.


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