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The Fade of Things

The allure of youth with a beauty that enchants lasts for a season -giving character a chance to reveal its unmasked face ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenge # 77 -charm/time synonyms NaPoWriMo -day 1

A Night Without Dreams

Lost in gentle snore a night of peaceful slumber sans the fairy queen touching the girl that is me she's gone-I'm alone-and free ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) MLMM #239- It's All in the Title Real Toads- Tuesday platform  

The Bookworm

Lying between sheets Lazily consuming thoughts Gorging to my fill Ruminating, pondering As only a book worm eats Images liven Breathless with increasing speed I follow these plots Imagining, wondering As only a bookworm lives (#Double Tanka)   ©Vivian Zems... Continue Reading →

Lilly of The Valley

Beautiful and tall Yet bent in humility Whiter than pure white Golden anthers wafting the Sweet fragrance of purity (C)- Vivian Zems (#Tanka) Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to create a tanka inspired by Suzuran (Lilly of the Valley). Carpe Diem... Continue Reading →

Ruled by the Heart

  (#Tanka) Speaking to his heart Giving it his instructions It doesn't listen It has a mind of its own The heart wants what the heart wants   Trying a new tack Tells it to take what it wants His... Continue Reading →

Life’s Mission

(# Tanka) The power of life Lies in losing fear of death Nothing else matters Except answering your call While your heart keeps beating on Copyright - 2017 Vivian Zems Imaginary Garden with Real Toads- Weekend Mini-Challenge: Juice    ... Continue Reading →

The Watcher

(#Tanka) Stationed at her watch Roots embedded in her head Words flow from her mouth Translating these metaphors Life, she gives them, with her voice Copyright 2017- Vivian Zems Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge -Voice and Watch #50  


(#Tanka) A wait in stillness Her jailer unlocks her cage Beating, flapping wings She takes to the sky with force Now voice unleashed, her wings soar Copyright 2017- Vivian Zems Colleen's Weekly Challenge #49

Puppet Master 

Only in shadow  You see the puppet master Controlling his words His actions are not his own Only light reveals the truth (A Tanka Poem) Copyright 2017- Vivian Zems          Colleen's Weekly Challenge 

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