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.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge #20, Joanne's "Autumn Leaves"

Two weeks ago we took a color tour in northern Michigan.  It was a bit early for peak color, and certainly before the leaf fall, but we had perfect weather.  Here is a view along Lake Charlevoix.

Michigan Color, Oct 11, 2013

Today's challenge is to complete a tan renga using Joanne's Autumn Leaves haiku, set a bit later in Autumn.

autumn leaves
myriad shades red and gold
begin to fall as snow  

bare tree tops start to shiver
hoping for a white blanket                          (JzB)

Is the pathetic fallacy appropriate to haiku and tan renga?  Maybe one of you knows.

If anyone is interested in knowing what sort of things I do when I'm not doing this, you can find some of it here, here, and here.

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge #20


  1. I like this completed Tan Renga JzB ... and to answer your question ... no problem ... it's not inappropriate.

  2. I like your completion a first response was 'soon, soon'...

  3. Wonderful completion...shivers and a blanket. Love it.

  4. Oh those shivering trees... a wonderful thought

  5. Great imagery in this completion-wow!

  6. i bet those bare trees do shiver ☺ good one!


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