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,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

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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, March 31, 2015

Carpe Diem #697

The Druids associated the willow with both water and the moon - enhancements for intuitive and psychic abilities, and therefore symbolic of inspired imagination than can lead to a clearer and deeper understanding of the world we live in.

The willow is also remarkably flexible and adaptable.  It's example reminds us to "keep growing and reaching higher, no matter where we're planted."

leafy arms outstretched
seeking both moon and water
what dreams can you bring


tested under stress
to bend but never to break
flexible willow


forlorn lover sighs
shelter me in your branches
willow weep for me



  1. The first one is a poetic gem. Well done.

  2. This post has been beautifully done and I agree with Lolly, that first one is a masterpiece.

  3. Exquisite!
    And with the perfect song, too. :)

  4. Superb post - your notes gave the haiku depth, and showed again what poetic knowledge we have lost. Bring back the Druids!


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