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.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #24, Hamish Gunn's analyzed a haiku.


Today's challenge, via Hamish is to write a haiku on the Tree of Life, located in the desert of Bahrain,"a tree that thrives despite no water source, and within the designated area of the supposed garden of Eden, thus adding more mystique to its official moniker, Tree of Life. To me, it is an ideal location, theme and topic for a simple but profound haiku. What does the ”Tree of Life” mean to you? Please title your haiku Tree of Life to help guide you and ensure you won't need to use those words in your haiku."

Tree of Life Bahrain (© Hamish Gunn)

in the blowing sand
evening sunlight fades away

last green thing standing 


  1. A beautiful painting of a haiku, and true, the very last. Very nice haiku with a positive note - or negative, depending o the reader's mind - a pessimist or optimist!

    1. Thanks, Hamish.

      I'll admit that my perspective on the deeper meaning is negative


  2. I like it though:)-

  3. The fact that the tree survived is positive, but the fact that it's alone creates a sad tension.


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