The Lighter 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.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Carpe Diem #286, Risshuu (coming of autumn)

My Hero

~ 1 ~

the mournful music
of cicadas playing taps
at summer's demise

~ 2 ~

among autumn leaves
old man takes time to ponder
his loss of color

~ 3 ~

in mating season
proud moose displays his antlers
goose escapes southward

~ 4 ~

in mating season
male spider is on the prowl
hopes to not get snared

~ 5 ~

yes mating season
for both moose and spider
falls in autumn


Carpe Diem #286


  1. You make autumn come alive in your set today! Especially enjoyed the musical accompaniment and #2 is perfect! You are playing my tune!

  2. Awesome series JzB I like them all, but that second haiku is very recognizable ... as I look in the mirror my hair starts to become grey ... yes I am in the autumn of my life, but ... this time of year ... brings new energy and will bring me new life in spring.


  3. .. falls in autumn... he he..

    I love this second one as well, tells a whole story.

  4. Yes, the second one is terrific. And I love the last one clarifying that indeed mating season is in autumn, which I did, in fact, wonder about.

  5. ah, how we all face autumn season eventually. i love the series of events in your haiku ☺

  6. My favorite one is the one about taps, although I am the opposite. I don't really like summer but I love fall. I'm glad it's almost over.


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