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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Where Do You Go?

Via Kerry, Our Challenge from The Garden today is to "consider the theme of Dichotomy: the division of parts which may complement one another or create a sense of opposition. .  .  . Your poem may take any form and you are free to explore subject matter of your own choosing."   This immediately popped into my head.  I have no idea why.

long ago
when dark secrets could be kept
popes spent their days saving people's souls
and nights planting the seeds of
their bastards


"Popes had mistresses as young as fifteen years of age, were guilty of incest and sexual perversions of every sort, had innumerable children, were murdered in the very act of adultery. In the old Catholic phrase, why be holier than the Pope?"   Source

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

Afterthought: I was intending to write a triquain, but couldn't remember that name, nor the form. To be complete, the entry would require a 12 syllable line following the 9 syllable line, then another 9 syllable line following that to maintain symmetry.  Maybe this is a dwarf triquain.


  1. Your words have a cutting edge - secrets, lies, pious hypocrisy. Time to blow the lid on the myths of piety, for the sake of those who are true to their faith.

  2. Ooooof. Straight to the gut, and the heart. So well done.

  3. a great twisting final line ~

  4. Hah - great epigram or do I mean aphorism

  5. Ouch. Back then, and still in places.

  6. Yes. hypocrisy has always been possible for popes and bishops.


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