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.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #57, Southard's "the cry of a loon"

Inspirational haiku by O. Mabson Southard (1911-2000)

across the still lake
through up curls of morning mist -
the cry of a loon


My attempts

from across the lake
a white form breaks through the mist
now a swan appears


tea party conclave
fog swirls in their hate-filled minds
nattering of loons


in the morning mist
the mournful low of a moose
honking goose answers


morning dewdrops form
on the orb weaver's taut web
she waits in silence


Carpe Diem Special #57


  1. Wow, JzB. Laughing at second one...perfect. Very poignant moose and goose haiku.

  2. Ha.. the second one made me giggle... certainly there are many kind of fogs. Poor moose...

  3. I love the dew on the spiderweb :)

  4. I can easily see and hear the nattering of loons, although I wish I couldn't! That image will stick in my mind for a long, long time.

    Frightened Loon

  5. Your haiku worked so well on the senses there..


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