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New Beginnings

Laughter of crisp dawn Mourning ends for all dead leaves as Spring takes the stage ©Vivian Zems Real Toads , Poets United #441, Sunday Muse #44  

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 →


the rebirth of hope bursting colours of spring winter's gone! ©Vivian Zems MLMM Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille NaPoWriMo -day 4

The Patience of Spring

Verdant pastures loom Spring begs our forbearance as seasons battle Surely, winter must depart as spring prepares for triumph  ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Weekly Tanka Challenge #75~patience/green-synonyms only

Welcome, Spring!

Spring peers around the corner unsure -as a foreigner Winter's show's gone-a horror! The sun beams-a restorer ©Vivian Zems (#Tanaga) Real Toads : Fussy Little Forms~Tanaga The tanaga is similar to haiku and tanka, being a compact quatrain with four... Continue Reading →

Ice War

The first day of spring was marked by icy winds and storms in the UK. Power cuts, traffic accidents and a general standstill has been the norm here for the last few days; some areas worse- off than others.  ... Continue Reading →

The Wait

winter slips slowly biting my nails to the quick yearning for springtime ©Vivian Zems Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry  #188 – Quick and Slip

A Peek at Spring

A woodland walk spring lays its white carpet snowdrops in my path ©Vivian Zems (#Haiku) Image by Donna Wilson

Falling Tears

This is the background to this haiku: Basho and Tando were close friends and he (Basho) was very sad, as you can read in the haiku, very sad when he heard that Tando had passed away. He weeps, while falling... Continue Reading →

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