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Ice War

The first day of spring was marked by icy winds and storms in the UK. Power cuts, traffic accidents and a general standstill has been the norm here for the last few days; some areas worse- off than others.  ... Continue Reading →

Carpe Diem!

Time adorns itself with joys and sorrows galore Its pendulum swings- sweeping moments in tandem Observe!-As I swing along ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) Poets United - Carpe Diem


Leave a legacy make your life count for something tomorrow's not sure make quantum leap manoeuvres give life your best-ever shot ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) Colleen's Weekly Tanka Challenge# 72~ breakthrough / movement  synonyms

The Beauty of a Rose

A symbol of strength a mark of great leadership rose of the nation bringing comfort to our souls girding our spirits with hope ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) Frank J. Tassone Challenge ~Rose  Poetry Pantry#391 The Rose is the national flower of... Continue Reading →

Fait Accompli!

These letters from you filled with longing and truth find my mouth's corners lifting years off this old face with cupid's tender arrows ©Vivian Zems (Happy Valentine's Day😍) Colleens's Weekly Tanka Challenge # 71 - character/affection  synonyms

I Won Something!!!

It was a pleasure taking part in Colleen's Tanka Tuesday last week... and I won Poet of the Week! I'm so encouraged 🙂 🙂  Thanks Colleen!   "Our POET OF THE WEEK is Vivian Zems, from her blog, Smell the Coffee and... Continue Reading →


Cold of heart is he who dares life's repercussions foolhardy of mind is he who stares karma down defying fate's just reward ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Challenge # 70: “DESTINY & CHALLENGE” synonyms 

Moonstruck Repercussions

Ocean waves ashore grains of sand between his toes tears of sore regret pining for love unbegot heart warmed only by moon's glow ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) MLMM Photo Challenge #200, February Writing Prompts 6/28  Image by Justin Peters    ... Continue Reading →

Inner Peace

In the quest for life aspiring inner peace of mind and of soul striving to find their nexus woven close in harmony ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) Colleen's Weekly Tanka Challenge~ bond/seek synonyms  Carpe Diem’s Winter Retreat 2018 Peace Within- day 22

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