The Lighter Side of JzB

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Carpe Diem "Make the haiku complete" #1

The goal is to add the 3rd line to the first two extracted form an existing haiku.

Today's starter was written by Kristjaan a couple of years ago.

cicadas singing
in the last rays of light -


cicadas singing
in the last rays of light -
sad shadow song 

Carpe Diem "Make the haiku complete" #1



  1. Awesome JzB ... I like the opposite you have used with your third line. I am glad that you have participated in this new feature.

  2. never thought of sadness in a cicada's sound, but now I see how well it works!

    1. To me, it's always been a mournful sound. As a kid, it signaled the end of Summer and the return to school not far off.

  3. i agree, when the cicada sounds no longer play i know winter's silence awaits. great ending.

  4. Finished off nicely. I think the use of shadows in haiku fit well/is clever


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