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,
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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 31, 2014

Sunday Feature Artist ~ Kelly Letky

Today's challenge from The Garden is to write a poem inspired by the art photography of Kelly Letky.

I chose this one, and my thoughts took a rather grim turn.

rabbits voles squirrels
seek shelter in the thickets
death stalks from on high

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads


  1. Indeed -- for the little critters that hawk is death itself

  2. It may be dark, but it's beautifully composed.

  3. Oh, yes! Quite well put. A hawk is a fearful sight for any small creature.

  4. Yes, but all God's critters gotta eat. Very nice work to go with this picture.

  5. I like the grim is authentic in message and still powerful in prose.

  6. So true...I was once out on a walk and I saw a hawk flying above me with a squirrel squealing in its talons...I know it is nature, but I hated seeing it.

  7. it doesn't strike me as dark so much as real. i like your tight verse to accompanying that soaring photo.

  8. a beautiful truth... life's circle confounds us, but it is always there.


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