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,
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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.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #52, Kikaku's "a white crane from Fukei"

 Usually I jump right into Carpe Diem prompts, but I had to let this one ferment for a few hours.

Inspirtional Haiku by Kikaku

How I wish to call
A white crane from Fukei,
But for this cold rain

My inspiration

i should take a walk
by the pond with my mother
to see the white cranes

Mom is 92.  You can see her here


  1. Extraordinary haiku JzB, to take your mom for a walk to see the white cranes ... the symbol of everlasting life ... and for sure that's what your intention is in this haiku I think.

  2. Very nice and a definite example of seizing the day.


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