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.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Carpe Diem #366, Volga River

In Kristjaan's write-up, this line captured my imagination: "maybe they did saw it reflecting the lights of the TSR or the moon."  So I followed it to the surface of the water.

from the train's windows
starlight glints on dark waters
volga reflections


train passes at night
moose looks up from foraging
goose honks at its horn


the train flies by night
orb weaver knows her job is
keep it free from flies


I avoid reading Kristjaan's haiku before writing mine, to try to stay original.   Still, my first is quite similar to his first, and I find the imagery pleasing in both verses.

And then, I welcome back my old friends.

Update: At Pea's suggestion, one I left in her comments.

random ebbs and flows
with now and then an eddy
so goes the current


Carpe Diem #366



  1. A wonderful mix of images and emotions brought along with them... As soon as I have started enjoy the picturesque first one, the moose and goose are already there to make me smile :)

  2. You should post the one you put in my comments. It was absolutely fantastic. So today, you have given me the sign that I must work harder to achieve something tangibly beautiful. Not sure if I can manage today, you set the bar very high.

  3. Very innovative way of doing it JzB! Great haiku set!


  4. Great imagery here JzB,, and you brought back the Moose and Goose... awesome

  5. I had missed them already JzB ... but there they are again moose, goose and spider ... with wonderfully written haiku ... your first is my favorite.


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