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Quiet Time

I grew up in a home where intermittent solitude was considered an essential part of personal growth. My dad always said that there was a time to 'gather one's thoughts' and a time for 'chit-chat'. Either way, he was already... Continue Reading →

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Playing for Time

Nervously biting my nails and tapping my left foot impatiently while staring at the clock of time…..these qualities are so not me. Is it a blessing or curse to be imbued with patience? That, I can never tell. Some would... Continue Reading →

Crossing the Threshold

June 15th marked the end of exam season in the UK. Thousands of students, my son included, sat their school- leaving exams (GCSE’s). In our household, it was also a landmark because the baby of the house had crossed this... Continue Reading →

The Cost of A Story

I sit in my car fervently tapping away on my phone. It’s where I write articles, poems and stories- in total freedom. It’s where I create a doorway -of my choosing - into another world. In this world I’m The... Continue Reading →

A Small Voice

We are told that as humans, we’re born with a conscience. It's purported to be a voice that instructs us on the difference between good and evil. Christians are likely to equate this to the voice of God. In my... Continue Reading →

Take My Hand

There's nothing new under the sun. Human emotions are all the same. Joy, happiness, pain and sorrow -they are the same. There's a poem I wrote last year that went thus: " If I had a super power, I would... Continue Reading →

Promenade at noon….

  I'm serenaded by dizzying scents and the fragrance a new season brings. exhale spring's perfume, inhale even more ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1415- Perfume of Spring The one-bun is an ultra-short haibun which has just one line... Continue Reading →

My Reward

Driving back from work, I glance in my rear-view mirror, and catch a most wondrous sight. A setting sun bathed in an orange glow. Surreptitious looks - like snapshots give me perspective and depth. I'm a collector of moments -... Continue Reading →

Rainbow

The world isn't always black and white. When it is, it doesn't stay that way for long. With shifting gears and an uplift in mood, grey shades percolate the landscape. A rise in hope and a flash of inspiration suffuses... Continue Reading →

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