The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
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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.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge #11, "cricket silence" Jane Reichhold

The tan renga is two stanza form in which the first stanza is written by one haijin - in this case the famous Jane Reichold - and the 2nd is added by another haijin. Here, of course, that would be me. 

cricket silence
between scraping sounds
autumn begins                                 (Jane Reichhold)

season changing counterpoint
the sad moan of cicadas                  

I should explain that a characteristic of counterpoint is to have one voice active while the other is briefly silent.  The silence between the cricket's scrapes gave me this idea.

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge #11



  1. Awesome completion of this Tan Renga, I like the how you were inspired by the cricket in the first stanza. Thank you for being part in this challenge.

  2. well those bugs...

  3. What a concert... :-) It had to come from a musician

  4. Yes, thanks for the additional info. I did not know about counterpoints.


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