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Years on…..

She thought she'd found her soul mate Little did she know -at the end of her rainbow dreams -at her passion's peak that his quest carried on still ©Vivian Zems "One can live without having survived." Carolyn Forche Real Toads... Continue Reading →


Wings of Hope

Dark thoughts carried on the wings of melancholia try to worm their way within dreamless sleep They are beaten back by the arrival of the unicorn It gives her comfort as it weaves its magic Strong limbs remind her of... Continue Reading →

Directions Please!

  I whisper the names of  my streets So shy am I, if I could, I'd turn beet On my way home, I skip down but hesitate at the turn off to So shy am I, I stare at my... Continue Reading →

Destiny’s Path

This image -forever sealed in my mind is a metaphor for my path to destiny -there are monsters hidden here- around each corner watchers watch me eerily without sound "Give up!"  mockers jeer so nastily But Dad once told me... 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 →

And the Winner Is……

Cerulean blue skies no longer in despair, embrace the edge of summer A wistful frost dies- giving way to joyous spring as a beaming sun triumphs ©Vivian Zems Real Toads - Get Listed dVerse OLN Day 19


A glimpse of you and my heart is hurled beyond skies somersaulting once and twice more before speeding down aiming true for my core ©Vivian Zems (#Fibonacci) Real Toads - Write here. Write now Day 18  

Let’s Pretend

Let's pretend that in the journey of self discovery There's a promised land in the middle of the sea The eroded road of experience leads to the edge of destiny Beyond this is a sea of emotions ever so untrustworthy... Continue Reading →


There he is- resplendent in his black and tan coat -aware of his handsomeness He poses for the camera -giving me-first, one profile then the other as if doing me a great favour I click dutifully on my camera -anxious... Continue Reading →

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