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.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month #XXI, Cathy Tenzo's "the Buddha Himself"

the Buddha himself
did not start enlightened
he walked the path
                                (c) Cathy Tenzo

in still darkness i follow
stumbling in his bright footsteps          
(c) JzB
Speaking of paths; check this out.


  1. Good thing you didn't start your first line "still in darkness.."

    I'm glad to know that there's at least a little light for you! ;)

    Also glad to see you back after the recent savage storms in your part of the world!

  2. I love what you added to my haiku. I'd add that you'll stumble less when you realize the only footsteps you need to worry about are your own. We all create our own paths :)

  3. I like your completion JzB. As Cathy says 'every one has to find his/het own path. Namaste.

  4. We are all stumbling, I think! Even the Buddha stumbled! :)

  5. nice one, JzB - love the contrast of dark and bright footsteps. ☺

  6. Sounds like a great idea to walk on a lighted path.


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