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.

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



  1. Lovely..especially liked the first one!

  2. Love the fun of the first and the natural beauty of the last. Good stuff from a tired old dude, I'd say 😉

  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!

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

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

    1. Pl have a look at my post of the same prompt @


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