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As birds fly and fish swim so can drops of knowledge join puddles of understanding without detour maintaining a good attitude with steadfast faith and patience until an ocean of Wisdom is born © Vivian Zems The Sunday Muse #118

The Zeitgeist of Covid-19

I decided to write these haikus on a gloomy day, last week. I'd just received the news that work was wrapping up until the Corona Virus was 'gone', another 800  had just died in Italy, and our Prime Minister was... Continue Reading →

“Faith Unites Us All”

Faith...so small barely seen a grain of sand or a mustard seed But It’s enough .....to climb Everest (or get out of bed) .....to swim across oceans (or simply make it through the day) .....to beat the darkness (and hold... Continue Reading →

Distracted Days

I wonder at the world in which we live.  Distracted days filled with the inane chatter of the putting away of crowns by princes- while floods steal the lives of innocents next door. Where human torches blend with the fiery... Continue Reading →

That’s Life

The world is full of people who may suffer loneliness (at times) or crave aloneness (at times) But even then- they are greeted by the sun everyday and escorted home by the stars every night They may carry  bags full... Continue Reading →

Where Growth Happens

Is there beauty in suffering? Is there greatness at the end of pain? Great men and women tell stories of having emerged from the fire. I find myself travelling the same road-but not by choice. These men and women grew... Continue Reading →

Misunderstood

For National Poetry Month this year, I wrote the following poem and pasted it on my Facebook page: In the beginning after the world was formed and mountains took shape and rivers determined to snake It was only at that... Continue Reading →

Name-Calling

If I close my eyes and incline my ears I will hear names called out across the earth Some drop names to impress others pick up names to remember and many more give names to things that do not exist... Continue Reading →

Grounded

  What do I know of power? I cannot fathom its texture or dimensions Is it loud? Does it growl….or shake its fists at passers-by? No, I do not know power But... I do know survival It's staying one step... Continue Reading →

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