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!)

I claim copyright and reserve all rights for my original material of every type and genre.


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.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Care Diem #936

The challenge today is to write a haiku using paradox.  This strikes me as being a very zen exercise.

The first one is built around something my father once said about a grumpy man - hence, a senryu.

The second is a nature snapshot - more legitimately a haiku, I think.

It's late, I'm tired.  This is all I've got.



that old curmudgeon 
the only time he’s happy

is when he is sad

~~::~~


a blazing sunset
turning waves red and orange
the sea is on fire

~~:::~~:::~~





7 comments:

  1. Lovely..especially liked the first one!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the fun of the first and the natural beauty of the last. Good stuff from a tired old dude, I'd say ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think the first one is definitely a haiku, ok, senryu, but really is a wonderful one, that touches deeper than seems at first witty reading. The second...a blossom of colour - great to see you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love these haiku. Good to see your name again!

    ReplyDelete
  5. O the first one of the best among the submissions ! A real paradox !!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pl have a look at my post of the same prompt @ https://rajkumarmilan.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/washerwoman-a-paradox/

      Delete

This is a fun blog. Light-hearted banter is welcome. Snark is not. If you want to fight, find my other blog.

Play nice, and we'll all have fun.

I like to return visit, when I can - but I need to find you. If you have multiple blogs, please leave a direct link to the appropriate post.

Cheers!
JzB