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.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Carpe Diem Special #101, Jim Kacian's 2nd "after snow"

 Today's assignment is to compose a new haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the model by this month's featured haiku poet.

after snow
the faint yellowness
of the white house

© Jim Kacian


a fall of fresh snow
perfect blanket on the earth
marred by my footprints


bright sun after rain
in the fresh scrubbed atmosphere
grass shines green-yellow


Carpe Diem Special #101, Jim Kacian's 2nd "after snow"




  1. The first one really speaks to me.. the fresh blanket of white snow.. it's almost a sacrilege to mar its perfection.

  2. Yes, I agree with Bjorn..strong image there.

  3. There's something almost supernatural about the intense green-yellow glow of the sun on the grass after a storm .... really liking this!

  4. I love the immaculate snow covered ground, like a blanket and something special is sleeping underneath, if you trample over it, the magic disappears.


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