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.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Carpe Diem #668

Strange that DREAM should come up just now.  Earlier today I learned about the SEVENLING at Mama Zen's place.   So I tried my hand at one.  It's about Bran Stark's coma dream in his third chapter from A Game of Thrones, the first book in G.R.R. Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire.

In Bran’s fever dream:
one rush to earth, two sisters
[visions from the three eyed crow;]

three shadows;
two boys grown - Stark steel, ice cold Snow;
free cities, bleak Vaes Dothrak, shadowy Asshai.

But in the cold, dead heart of Winter, what thought of dragons?

Distilled to a senryu

a broken child’s dream
of his family’s tragedies
all in prophesy


A dream painting to contemplate -

The Dream - Henri Rousseau, 1910

my impression

so peaceful a dream
but there is danger lurking
in the dark shadows

Rousseau explains it with this poem:

Yadwigha in a beautiful dream
Having fallen gently to sleep
Heard the sounds of a reed instrument
Played by a well-intentioned [snake] charmer.
As the moon reflected
On the rivers [or flowers], the verdant trees,
The wild snakes lend an ear
To the joyous tunes of the instrument.

my distillation

naked polish girl
in a moon-lit jungle dream
wakes to snakes dancing


  1. Terrific take on the challenge. You have out done yourself with these wonderful haiku!

  2. Wonderful in so many ways --- a great distillation, a lovely vision. :)


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