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,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

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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, August 5, 2014

Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #20, Jen's "The Scent of Poetry"

The last thing Jen mentioned in her delightful  Scent of Poetry "Ghost Writer" post at C. D. was the smell of rain, but petrichor [the aroma, not the word, though, I just now learned it] was the first thing I thought of while reading.

Can I do it justice?

dirt turns into mud
a soggy worm emerges
plus for petrichor 


a pair of old socks
 dangling sweaty unwashed feet
too much like wet dog



Bedtime in the summer - I'd go to sleep with this in my nostrils from the Hunt's canning plant.

 catsup factory
east toledo memory
cooking tomatoes


  1. Loved the haiku here -- a good dose of humor along with some ... um .... powerful scents!

    Couldn't get the link to work from CDHK but did manage to track you down via the Power of Google.

    Glad you liked the prompt --
    All the best ---

    1. Thanks, Jen.

      That's the 2nd link I've messed up recently. Grrrr.

  2. smell of socks
    reminds me of the path
    less walked

    I loved the using the smell of socks.. which to me smells of mountain adventures...

  3. Wet dogs can be, uh, aromatic? Problematic? ;)

  4. Intriguing scents you petrichor, both word and smell!

  5. My nose is tickling:)-- probably from that wet dog sent.


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