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O heart, prepare!

Passing through life’s clouds that part for me I ready my feet for bravery When words are gone but leave long shadows ….for all to see… my heart skips, and saunters readying herself for victory ©Vivian Zems

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Day 28: Where Have all the Saints Gone?

Would that words never wore disguises or found the need to lay on lying tongues Would that integrity still had the same cachet and a straight path was the only one of its kind Would that being a person of... Continue Reading →

Day 25 : The Liberty of Words

Never before…until now had I appreciated the power of living words that fall- squirming onto paper or glowing screens then crawl through windows unto the canvases of souls where they sing and dance…....forever I never fully appreciated the liberty of... Continue Reading →

Day 24: Spear a Word

I need not journey afar for  weapons of mass destruction I simply incline my ears to the weaponised diction we use on each other to spear and to kill our futures …now that’s where the real tragedy is ©Vivian Zems... Continue Reading →

Day 14- Invisible Ink

Words strut and prance           dressed up in metaphors                   engaged in a dance                            ... Continue Reading →

Day 8: Monuments and Legacies

in a thousand years to come what will they say of poets and their words? will words not be as monuments to these times? from one millennia to the next as long as breath carries speech words will never die... Continue Reading →

Breaking My Silence

Mary Oliver, renowned poet has died at the age of 83. She was well known for her straight-talking poetry, believing that poetry 'mustn't be fancy". This made me think of all the poetry I've read over the years...and yes, there... Continue Reading →

Reading Fiction

Of all forms of communication, I sense that the non-verbal kind is the most telling. Whether it be body language or reading the signs of a person’s character or reputation, the clues are often difficult to ignore. I decided to... Continue Reading →

THAT Moment

There was a day, an hour and a moment when my muse was unlocked and I began to write. I remember the euphoria...indeed, I relive it each time I re-arrange words in my mind...(the exception being when filling in forms....yuck!).... Continue Reading →

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