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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Carpe Diem Writing Techniques #6

These concepts are not easily definable.  
Nor can I explain or justify why I think these senryu succeed.

at the shopping mall
alone in the corridor
teenagers pass me


as goose is molting
moose sheds last years antlers
spider eats her web


  1. didn't know that about the spider

    much love...

  2. The first one is crushing, and the second....well, it may have that moose humour, but it is a beautiful haiku about nature.

  3. Both have a loss or symbol of life moving on...beautifully penned.

  4. Is it true that spiders eat their webs? If so, it's one of those little tidbits of information that I've somehow missed all these years.

    1. Not all spiders
      orb weavers
      at least certain species
      spin a new web each day
      consume the old one at night


  5. The first one is so poignantly written.

  6. who'da thunk that haikus could be a teaching tool outside of the poetry realm? thanks.

  7. Cool ... I didn't know the spider ate their webs .. interesting and nicely penned!


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