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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 →

The Right Voice

Faith came by hearing...and many-a-word did she hear-for many years. Affirmations of her unworthiness, laziness, and uselessness. Until the cup of disdain overflowed. With great effort, she turns to her inner voice-the fighter- hailing exultations, encouragment and hope. Slowly, she... Continue Reading →

The Daffodil

...signifies new beginnings - a turning of the page, if you will. today, a new leaf turns ¬©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem #1402 Daffodils (one-bun) The "one-bun" is invented by Jim Kacian. The one-bun is an ultra-short haibun which has just... Continue Reading →

Who? What? Why?

I'm a student of poetry. It's the only way I can put it. My first-ever poem was written on this blog a year ago (March 4th 2017- Desire.) Even then, I was amazed that I could write in metaphors....the words... Continue Reading →

Fifty Shades of “Meh!”

I don't get the furore over the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Everyone's literally got their knickers in a twist trying to get tickets to the cinema for the latest offering! Me, I read the books- and I must say- my imagination... Continue Reading →

I Am Many

I was born in one place, grew up in another and now live in another. And yet, I'm of- again- another. Where does that leave me? What memories do I dredge up when thinking of my hometown? I'll tell you-... Continue Reading →

Freedom is Never Free

I love this quote by the late Maya Angelou. History is littered with the martyrdom of heroes fighting for freedom. As the saying goes, 'you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette.'¬†And the fight still goes on.... Continue Reading →

On Handwriting….

I have very few recollections of writing as a child. That may have been because my first lessons, at the age of 6, were fraught with anxiety as I had to learn the English language the same time. As I... Continue Reading →

Winter Moon

As a little girl, reading had become my secret thrill. I'd read well past bedtime, even resorting to a flashlight under my blankets- until mum caught me, that is. My favourite stories were about witches flying on their brooms silhouetted... Continue Reading →

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