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.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Carpe Diem's "Little Ones"#4, Tanka

Having just completed the tan renga challenge, my mind stays in the same vein for the tanka.

hear the cricket song
the prostitute sings for me
beautiful chirping
tomorrow i must send her
tanka written on a fan

Another effort in a slightly different vein

in the pale moonlight
i find my way to her house
no one else at home
we share our illicit love
tomorrow we are strangers

Carpe Diem's "Little Ones"#4, Tanka


  1. True to form! Together today and strangers the next day! That's how it is! Chuckles JzB!


  2. You really dived deep into that love poetry... the second one is amazing.

  3. Wow-just look at the beauty of these lines!Fantastic:-)

  4. You did a great job on tanka ... so close to how it's meant to be ... a secret love-letter.


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