blizzard haunts the day / mickey train around the tree / sparks motivation
Finding new inspiration, Police Officer J.B. Conway has revisited his passion for poetry and cultivated his fervor for Disney with Mouse of Zen.
Having always been creative, Conway turned to writing as an outlet and published a passionate book of poetry after the 9/11 tragedy – Crime Scene Lyrics – which explored themes of loss, despair, love, hope and joy.
Conway’s enthusiasm and love for Disney was rekindled after he witnessed Cinderella’s Castle through his young children’s eyes back in 2006, creating a turning point in his life. Mouse of Zen was a natural progression of a love of poetry, the simplicities and complexities of the natural Japanese art form known as haiku, and a rapidly growing fascination with the entire Disney universe.
This collection of Disney inspired, mouse-sized poetry envelops all feelings, sights, sounds, smells, beauty, love, and passion found deep in the nooks and crannies of Disney parks, movies, and attractions. These invigorating works of art will appeal to and offer a fresh perspective to the magic found in us all.
Contributed by: J.B. C. (NDD# 27) of Mouse of Zen. J.B. is our resident Disney haiku writer and author of the soon-to-be published book “Mouse of Zen”, which is a collection of his work.
J.B. Conway has been a Police Officer since 1998. He is passionate about a few things: his kids, sports, and anything Disney! The Disney passion really ignited when he brought his kids to Walt Disney World for the first time in November 2006 when they were 1.5 and 3.5 years old. Visions of the castle through his children’s eyes created a turning point in his life.
Always having been a very creative person, Conway turned to writing as an outlet. He began working on a book of poetry after 9/11 called Crime Scene Lyrics which was published in 2002. It consisted of over 100 poems and 205 haiku. Mouse of Zen ( established 2009) is an all encompassing title chosen to derive from both Disney roots as well as a sense of well-being and calm that is true to ancient Japanese haiku. The inspiration he finds in his kids and the feelings and emotions found in Disney Parks inspires his haiku creations. He tries to emulate how romance and beauty connect with Disney memories in a way to which others can relate. The joy he finds in bringing Mouse of Zen haiku to the public brings to the forefront his hope that there is, and continues to be, an audience out there looking for Disney inspiration in a 5/7/5 format.