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, August 6, 2013

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #9, free like a bird

Today's initial verse is from Kristjaan.  This is how it works:

"The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to write a second stanza (7-7) to complete the Tan Renga which I started. Tan Renga is very similar with Tanka, but Tan Renga is written by two poets. It's a short form of the Kasen Renga or the Renga (chained verse)."

This made me think of granddaughter Amanda, just back from a week in New York with the Rockettes.  I know what dream she wants to catch.

fly like an eagle
as free as a bird in the sky
be a dreamcatcher 


and what great heights you might reach

One of my dreams is to be able to play great music with a competent ensemble.  I'm delighted that it comes true so frequently - most recently just this last Sunday.


  1. Yes, we must all follow our dreams unhindered by any obstacle.

  2. Follow your dreams and become free as an eagle.


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