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.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Carpe Diem #553, Grief

Jane Reichold offers an example of a haiku on GRIEF, an autumn kigo.

stone mountain
saying good-bye to him
was even harder

© Jane Reichhold

Autumn can inspire these feelings as the year winds down and the opportunities for regrets and wistful memories increase.  Then real life can intervene - especially in this gun-crazed country - with a horrible and utterly pointless tragedy.

moment of road rage
old man shoots a motorist
leaving two orphans

Afterthought - After reading Bjorn's and Lolly's my suspicion that this is a pretty awful haiku has been confirmed.  But it's raw and real, and it's all I've got, so I'll let it stand.

Carpe Diem #553, Grief


  1. This is so sad.... there could be nothing worse.

  2. Oh! Great grief! very sad and heart rending Haiku.

  3. Never could understand road rage .... so inexcusable. :(

  4. Oh my ... this is a sadness that fill s the hear of those left behind and more rage towards he who has done this aweful deed. Emotion packed haiku.


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