The Lighter 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, July 14, 2015

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #52 full circle challenge "heaven"

I will give you twelve (12) words (for every ''hour'') one word. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clock wise way.

1. Heaven
2. Clouds
3. Palm tree
4. Fountain
5. Goddess
6. Desert
7. Jazz cafe
8. Duke Ellington
9. Summer night
10. Honeysuckle
11. Ancient road
12. Hill

If you follow the words clock wise than you can compose four new haiku. This new feature is just for fun and I hope you will as much enjoy it as I did have fun and joy to create it.

musical heaven
syncopated clouds dance with
the swaying palm tree

in the fountain mist
the image of a goddess
one desert mirage

heaven’s jazz cafe
count basie duke ellington
swing the summer night

honeysuckle rose
song played on the ancient road
just beyond the hill


  1. These are great. I love this type of writing challenge. I am always amazed at what various poet come up with. My favorite of this set is "heaven's jazz cafe" because there is a delightful word play with the word "swing." Very good, Jazzbumpa, very clever.

  2. And nothing less from an accomplished musician! Seriously...very smooth haiku!

  3. Love each image you portray and they flow like music. Great video, the music as well the title so cleverly chosen!

  4. Love these, my favorite is the last one!

  5. Love these, my favorite is the last one!

  6. Love these, my favorite is the last one!

  7. A delightful write! I can feel the swing ..

  8. Very nicely written JzB ... all the haiku are fitting like a shoe


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