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Winter Chills

Winter's violence arrives with force Chilling and slicing winds to exhaust Wrapping blankets, steaming breaths Shivering in cold, avoiding biting frost (#Quatrain) ©Vivian Zems Micropoetry Month 19/30


The Vessel

This earthen vessel Once filled with love and laughter Echoes a life lived ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem #1307 The Vessel Inspired by this quatrain : I think the Vessel, that with fugitive Articulation answered, once did live, And merry-make; and... Continue Reading →


Emotions  Coursing through my veins Joy and pain Paperweights  Resisting waves of pleasure  Holding back riptides (#Shadorma) ©Vivian Zems MLMM Saturday Mix Lucky Dip ~emotions  


as winds change direction so your spirit left me i tried to hold you but you were untethered  you floated free would that i had a time machine to rewind all the years to a time of laughter and lightness... Continue Reading →

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 →

Orion’s Belt

Stars in our eyes A constellation of three The night's royalty ©Vivian Zems (#Haiku) November Writing Prompt 17/30

The Secret Well of Life

Life-giving waters Revive dessicated souls Buying eternity ©Vivian Zems    Carpe Diem #1306 haiku kai Then to this earthen Bowl did I adjourn My Lip the secret Well of Life to learn: And Lip to Lip it murmured – “While... Continue Reading →

Making New Friends

Mired thoughts Whirring in her mind Cascading Dark abyss Depression her only friend When will it all end? By sheer will Turning her mind off She rallies Fighting back Friendships can come to an end Time to make new ones... Continue Reading →

Dragonfly Wings

Dragonflies skim lilly pads Flitting across waters Power and poise In iridescent wings Good luck charms To the power of self Opening our eyes To the deeper Meaning of our lives  ©Vivian Zems Real Toads - Bits of Inspiration ~Dragonfly 

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