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.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Carpe Diem #257, Liberation

We're baaack! 
from a week at the lake.  
Took lots of pictures.  
Maybe  few will show up here.

Now back to business

~ 1 ~

notes running free
on a harmonic framework
just jazz

~ 2 ~

twelve distinct notes
ten of them work well with a
dominant seventh

~ 3 ~
traveling through life
without a boss

~ 4 ~

do moose and goose
appreciate their freedom
life in the wild

~ 5 ~

unfortunate fly
no liberation from
orb weaver's web


Carpe Diem #257


  1. So love the musical thread in the first two haiku. A fun way of representing the freedom struggle in music. And I guess a fly has its own freedom challenge too. Cursed web!

  2. Good to have you back, JzB. Were you communing with moose and goose? That little orb weaver takes all prisoners... ;-O

    1. We were communing with ducks, gulls, toads and minnows.

      Oh - plus flies and spiders, of course.

      We did see an eagle though, for a brief instant.

      That was a highlight moment.


  3. Number 3 sounds very appealing to me right now. Unfortunately, finances being what they are, retirement is not in my immediate future. Maybe when I'm 90! :)

  4. Glad you had fun JzB and welcome back to the fold.

    You made me think how music liberates, yet it is also confined...even for jazz players ;)

    sweet liberation

  5. I am retired, and find the freedom a bit overwhelming at times...but wouldn't trade my life for anything....that damn spider gives no quarter, eh?

  6. Oh my! does this mean you are adding a verse with jazz riffs? I'm delighted! And delighted you are back!

  7. Wow! I love them all, particularly the first two.

  8. I really like all of them today :) Glad you enjoyed your vacation


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