The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
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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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Carpe Diem #558, dragonflies

purple dragonfly
lacking both stinger and fire
insect's death angel


through fragile membranes
i view the darkening sky
dragonfly wings


deft insect eater
suddenly gone from the sky
bat's appetizer 


  1. Ah, well --- it was a good life. His spirit will live on in the bat. ;)
    Such an ominous feel to the first two haiku -- and then, bammo! -- ominous feeling gone! (Along with the dragonfly....)
    Great series --

    1. And here I sort of thought the third one fulfilled the ominousity.

      YMMV, I guess.


    2. All good things come to an end, even dragonflies, it seems.

      Dragonfly’s Return

  2. I particularly love your second haiku. Lots of visual for me with it. Also love your choice of dragonfly image. I picked a pink one. Nice to see you.

  3. The deeper meaning of the last one is one I really like.. the predator turning prey.. isn't hat the truth,

  4. Ah ... to have the name of the dragon, but not his powers .. so like life .. in some ways strong in some others weak ... today the victor tomorrow the victum. Wonderful reflections.


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