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Winter’s Might

Formidable foes Icy biting winds Winter has come Nakedness of death Sheer trees and trodden leaves Winter on the move Defeated fields Humanity cowers Winter has won ©Vivian Zems Real Toads ~ Tuesday Platform   


Vast snow-covered fields Sheer trees bare their nakedness A lone bird perches Preparing a haunting song A trick to forget-Winter ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) Colleen's weekly poetry challenge#61        

Winter Time

We Brace Ourselves Readiness For the invasion Hoar frost, wet roads and biting winds Winter has arrived to conquer and claim its birthright. We cower and plead as blizzards scream,"Winter has come!" ©Vivian Zems (#Fibonacci) Carpe Diem Weekend-meditation #10

Southern Flight

Icy winds bite Birds' bound flight south Alight in warmth Nightingales sing Such tunes spring forth Some things spell life ©Vivian Zems (#Than Bauk) The Than Bauk form is a three-line poem with four syllables each, featuring rhymes in kind... Continue Reading →

Winter’s Blanket

Every so often The earth fancies a covering A blanket of sorts One that carpets the ground Drapes the trees Buries dead leaves Forming make-shift throws Over park benches On such days There's no birdsong But the whisper Of winter's... Continue Reading →

The Nightingale

Flight to sunny climes A serenade to the skies Winter left behind ©Vivian Zems (#Haiku-kigo) Carpe Diem #1314  

Winter’s Breeze

Winter's breeze whistles  Gently reaching through cracks Longing to stroke me Gently reaching through cracks Gaining unwanted entry Ice fingers trace skin Longing to stroke me Wrapping me in cold embrace Delights as frost bites (#Troiku) ©Vivian Zems  Carpe Diem... Continue Reading →

November Rain

November bows out To a rain of applause Winter's frost curtsies ©Vivian Zems (#Haiku-kigo) Posted to Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #9.

Tan Renga

deep silence the shrill of cicadas seeps into rocks Maple trees sway in rhythm Leaves curl in summers heat Autumn's show ends Icicles take centre stage Ushering in winter soft winter breeze cherishes the last colorful leaves   The challenge... Continue Reading →

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