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Battle Hopes

  a big rising sun on the misty mountain path of warriors dreams ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai - Crossroads #5 Creating haiku fusion from two given Haiku by Basho summer grasses all that remains of warriors dreams scent... Continue Reading →

Let Love

with numbered days after birth, death creeps nearer let love make the kill ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1388 Inspired by Rumi- the Mystical Poet. A Community Of The Spirit: There is a community of the spirit. Join it,... Continue Reading →

Begging Bowl

with enlightenment an echo in the spirit fills empty bowls ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem haiku kai #1389 Inspired by the Sufi poet, Rumi. Saladin's Begging Bowl: Of these two thousand "I" and "We" people, which am I? Don't try to... 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 →

Along the Silk Road (Gansu)

peace journeys oases bank desert roads unravelling Buddha ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem #1362 Gansu (Northern route) In imperial times, Gansu was an important strategic outpost and communications link for the Chinese empire, as the Hexi Corridor runs along the "neck"... Continue Reading →

No Answers

tomorrow looms to be or to be no more? I pick a card shoulda-coulda-woulda fallen chips lie silent yesterday's gone ©Vivian Zems (# Yügen-Haiku) Yügen is usually defined as "mystery" and "unknowable depth" Carpe Diem Haiku Kai ~ Weekend-Meditation #18... Continue Reading →

The Flute

the wail of mourning a bamboo flute sheds tears for snow-covered bones ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1357 The Flute The story goes on......    

The Peony Lantern

in the garden a geisha turns and beckons sweet morning dew ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1356  (Japanese Fairytale) The Peony Lantern (Painting by Warwick Goble)

The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad

beast of burden a gift from sea to land turns to wine  ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1351 Image from Pinterest

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