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 12, 2014

Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #21, Hamish Gunn's Imagination GW-post

Our assignment is to write haiku inspired by the photo provided by Hamish.  I also looked into rowan lore and mythology.  My last of these three humble offerings belongs in an imaginary world that you might recognize.

leaf and berry
relic of an eagle's strife
still the tree grows old



rowan wood staff
stranger to knife's edge
my ward and guide


weeping carved face
on the sacred weirwood tree
how will you judge me


UPDATE after reading Bjorn's

 silly waxwings
under berry influence
flying high.



  1. Love them.. and especially the update. They can be quite stupid when they are intoxicated.

  2. Intriguing - that last one has real power, interacting with your haiku, very clever.

  3. Flying high, indeed! Great pun.

    I especially like the third haiku -- sometimes you can see faces in the tortured bark and broken limbs on older trees -- as if they're watching and judging us -- very, very nice haiku!

  4. love this series ...

    flying high ...
    one berry too many
    rowan foolish birds


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