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, November 1, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month #II Mark M. Redfearn's "by the garden path"

 Toad in a flower flat - my yard, June, 2011

Mark's haiku reminded me of this this incident.
Today's challenge it to construct a 2nd stanza of two lines in 7 - 7 form to complete Mark's haiku.

by the garden path
an upside down flowerpot
cottage for a toad                                       
(c) Mark M. Redfearn

bounding on the garden path
one hundred tiny toadlings                          (c) JzB

I originally intended to write "bouncing."  "Bounding" is not only a typo, but an improvement!

You just can't throw away that kind of good luck.

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month #II


  1. Awesome JazzBumpa ... good to see you here again ... nice completed Tan renga, and that photo is hilarious.

  2. Ha!ha!The cottage needed to be full of life-a wonderfully imaginative and "lively" completion JazzBumpa:-)

  3. I've seen these tiny toads. Hiding in my own garden.

  4. Like the 'bounding' ~ great job ~ happy weekend ~ carol, xx

    ps. I made mine harder than it was ~ duh????

  5. This made me laugh out loud! Hilarious to picture 100 toadlings bounding and bouncing down the path!

  6. I guess there was a Mrs. Toad...

  7. the excitement in the garden - tiny toadlings! bet you have very little insects flying about ☺

  8. Oh, I would love to see this :-)


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