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.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Carpe Diem -- Silent Night

I'll admit I've grown increasingly pessimistic during this young century. World events from Aleppo to Russia to our own disastrous, flawed election here in the U.S.A. have only made it worse.  I'm afraid we are in for some very bad times - possibly another depression or world war, with our new mad man president at the helm.   He, like Putin, will not tolerate criticism.  But I, for one, will not remain silent.

So --  cherish every moment you can share with the ones you love.  There's no telling many you have remaining.

I'm not as despondent as this sounds.  I have many blessings in my life, and much to be thankful for.

Maybe that is the human condition - to be torn between competing emotions.

This rendition by Christopher Bill is from 2013.

that night long ago
silent but filled with promise
where has the hope gone

Not a legitimate haiku, I'm afraid. Senryu, maybe?


  1. Such a touching haiku...
    hope trails
    just a moment

  2. Oh dear...but yes, wise words.... -seasons greetings..

  3. Oh dear...but yes, wise words.... -seasons greetings..


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