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.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Squared #2, Björn Rudberg's "Loon is calling"

Bjorn has composed a truly wonderful haiga to be used in this Tan Renga Squared challenge.

The goal is first to write a two line continuation (Tan Renga,) and then follow up with two more stanzas of 3 and 2 lines.  The last stanza should have a connection to the first.

The deeper meaning that Bjorn's haiku evokes for me is sadness as I consider the tragic fates of people I have known who slipped into dementia.


evening mist
memories are fading
loon is calling                                                    (Björn)

across the once placid lake
a slowly fading ripple                                  (JzB)
ancient songs of love and want
deeper darkness falls                                   (JzB)

into the gathering mist
loon flies never to return                         (JzB)

OK.  This is melancholy.  But I think I came close to capturing my own emotional reaction.



  1. A beautiful new "song of love and want", JzB.
    All the best ---

  2. A sad and lovely story ... I'm glad the loon flew away. It was sad that so many toadlings probably perished in your main story ... and so tiny, really difficult to avoid walking on them!

  3. The loon's call might sound sad, but if it never returns it will be even sadder.


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