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.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Carpe Diem's Little Ones - Shadorma

Shadorma is a syllable-counted six-line stanza.  The form is (3/5/3/3/7/5) You can read about it at the link below.

On Sunday, I'll be performing this famous Tommy Dorsey song for the first time.

It's a touchstone for trombonists.  I have the right horn and even the right glasses

If all goes well, I'll post a video.

liquid gold
from a golden bell
perfect sound
from the heart
and what i strive to achieve
when i play trombone

Carpe Diem's Little Ones #12, Shadorma


  1. Lovely Shadorma! I really appreciate seeing Tommy Dorsey too! What a lovely post ...

  2. How lucky to make such wonderful music!

    Continued success!

  3. Also love the spider web!!!

    I could not have gotten to the last haiku, without writing the whole renga :)

    Thanks ~ Jules

  4. the joy of creating music :)


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