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Keeping Up Appearances

Autumn knocks on Season’s door impatient to settle in Summer packs his bags in annoyance -not even a decent check out time! After all that warmth After all that sunshine After setting the stage for birdsong After luscious green carpets... Continue Reading →

Carpe Diem Crossroads #9 (fusion haiku)

footprints on my heart spanning spring to autumn what they left ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Crossroads #9 Ozaki Hosai's "on the field" A fusion of Ozaki's haiku into the one above on the field where evening has died out my... Continue Reading →

Revising Haikus

The Mission: revise these 2 haikus by Matsuo Basho   old pond a frog jumps in sound of water © Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)   crouching frog a lily pad skims past plop! ©Vivian Zems   autumn evening; a crow perched... Continue Reading →

No Tears

Dry eyes for dead leaves No joy for the birth of ice Fall waits for winter ©Vivian Zems Haiku Horizons: Ice

Let the Show Begin

Fall is more than just Red and yellow folioles Fall heralds the start Of the year’s final season Curtains part for winter’s show ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge-Autumn, Leaves synonyms

This Cosmos

Finding each other In the autumn of our lives Magnetic cosmos (C)- Vivian Zems (#Senryu) Carpe Diem #1286 -Love


Grass green to burnt sun Changing colours as it falls Earth's tapestry forms (C)- Vivian Zems (#Haiku) Haiku Horizons      


Trees in autumn Doing a gentle strip-tease Shrugging their branches Showing some skin Shedding gold-tipped leaves Trees in autumn Putting on a show Baring all for us to see Readying for a new cloak Waiting for winter's snow (C)- Vivian... Continue Reading →

Nature’s carpet

(#Elfje) Leaves Of orange Nature’s own carpet Settle on green grass Autumn Copyright 2017-Vivian Zems MLMM Saturday mix # Lucky Dip

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