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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 →

Lock Down

The sun lifts her face because hope knows no reason even in lock down © Vivian Zems Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, Lock down

Falling …. And Rising

. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela Though the graveyards are full and the city dumps are full and my mind is so full that thoughts cause... Continue Reading →

Searching

I search for truth on passing faces and in graveyards but find it within prison walls I search for hope etched in tea leaves but find it in abundance clogging hospital walls I search for love hidden beneath words or... Continue Reading →

Searching For A Core

Oh Dear, there’s a war inside your head and neither side can win and neither side is right but it still rages on Dear, there are ruins in your soul from an ancient civilization completely unknown The journey from mind... Continue Reading →

Clouds

For many years, I lived in a cloud of darkness. Thankfully, those years are far behind me and I can now speak of them without sadness. In my upcoming book “Living on Ice“, I write of my journey through those... Continue Reading →

The Blind Man

Where can a blind man live who is pursued by bees? Where does he go when dark clouds above occupy his mind? -and concrete seals off the sky? What is he meant to do when the world is one shade... Continue Reading →

On Days like This…..

On those days when despair (threatens to) sweep you away and dark vines seek to enthral your soul When Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’ seems lighter than the your thoughts ...... when the dog barks when the bee stings when your... Continue Reading →

On Our Knees

Let’s pray the prayer that never ceases Let’s bend the knee and bow our heads Let’s ignore the naysayers and place our destinies in your mouths Let’s remove the finery from our words Let’s strip naked - the intentions of... Continue Reading →

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