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Why Is It….?

Why is it.... that it is only when stripped bare -when brought to our lowest depths that we remember life has greater meaning? Why can't we keep our third eye open...always? -seeing beyond praise from men and the fruitless pursuit... Continue Reading →

Seeking Sanctuary

"The world that used to nurse us now keeps shouting insane instructions. That’s why I ran to the woods.” ~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason The world that used to nurse us wait...what?.....when? now keeps shouting insane instructions did... Continue Reading →

Alai Valley (Northern Route)

untouchable peace rainbows kiss mountain peaks God's tapestry ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1367-Alai Valley (Northern Route)

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 →

Chang’an (Northern Route)

city of peace serenaded by mountains perfumed in saffron ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1361 Chang'an (Northern Route)

Along The Silk Road

winding road of silk treasures melt in the sun's beams a path to peace ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1360 Along The Silk Road - Introduction The Silk Road was a network of trade routes, formally established during the... Continue Reading →


Snow-tipped mountain tops serenaded by crisp air zen resurrected ©Vivian Zems Haiku Horizons~peace

War and Peace

Jerry weeps for cheese Tom nods with understanding Peace has it's own time (C)- Vivian Zems (#Haiku) MNL hosting Cat Haiku Challenge  

A Hiding Place

(#Sedoka) What a hiding place Lost within the luscious trees Away from cacophony   If I could I would Lie on this delicious grass Listening to Mother Earth (C)- Vivian Zems  Sue Vincent #writephoto

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