The Lighter Side of JzB

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

Friday, September 20, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #58, Southard's "This morning's rainbow".

Inspirational haiku 

This morning's rainbow
shares its deep violet edge
with the misty moon.

In my attempts, I'm going for vivid images

~ 1 ~

beautiful moon fairy
descends the rainbow staircase
in morning's first light

~ 2 ~

through moose's antlers
i see the wild goose take wing
over the rainbow

~ 3 ~
[with a nod to Kristjaan]

raindrops form a prism
in an array of silk strands
argiope rainbow

~ 4 ~
[UPDATE: with a nod to Mystic]

arizona monsoon
the desert springs to life with
cactus and rainbows


Carpe Diem Special #58


  1. moon fairy
    sliding on a sunbeam
    lands in a web

    I Love the vivid images you created!

    1. ooh
      i will have to rescue her



    2. by the way - i really struggled with that one

  2. Thanks for the nod! You really should come out West and enjoy the sights sometime!

  3. Interestingly lots of offerings of vivid images, yes! Nicely JzB!


  4. a medley of multi-colored verses...I had to google 'argiope' - it's a lovely word describing an eight-legged, 48-kneed dancer...

  5. I love the introduction of the fairy into your series.. great set.

  6. Again, I especially love the one with the fairy.

  7. scattered rainbow
    stopping the garden hooze -
    ah! what a sadness

    Nice series JzB.


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