The Spring 2022 Showcase is now published

The Spring 2022 Showcase is now published! Hover your cursor over the “Experience” tab and scroll down, or click here.



The Winter 2022 Showcase is now published!

Happy New Year!

There’s a new Showcase for you to read, the forty-second one we have published so far. Who knew this venture would last this long? To access the Winter 2022 Showcase, hover your cursor over the “Experience” tab and scroll down the pop-up list. Alternatively you can click here.

By the way, my constant call is for new “names” for the zen space, new people who can pen short-burst, in-the-moment poetry, haiku, senryu, and so on. Also artists who catch my eye, to add something visual to a showcase. So I am relying on our readers to pass on the message, to call out on our behalf, so we can see who’s out there…

That includes fairies.


The Autumn 2021 Showcase is now published…

… and it’s full of swallows and poetry.

To visit, hover your cursor over the “experience” tab and scroll down to the bottom. Or click here.


The Autumn Showcase draws near…

Weeping willow and swallows, attrib. Rakusan Tsuchiya

Swallows, swifts, all fork-tailed birds here in Scotland, leave us at this time of year. But they arrive somewhere else. So it goes.

I’m aiming to publish the next Showcase on 1st October. It will arrive, like a migrating swallow, wherever you are…


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The Summer 2021 is now published… late!

Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, we’re ten days late. But we’ve arrived!

A plea – I am still looking for new writers and artists. Ask around, canvass your friends!

To visit the Summer 2021 Showcase, hover your cursor over the “Experience” tab and scroll down until you find it. Alternatively, click here.



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Summer deadline…

I apologise in advance, but the Summer Showcase will probably be delayed by a few days. But it’s an ill wind that blows no good, because that means you have a little more time to submit something.

As always, it would delight me to hear from new “names.”

Also, if you have some high quality art work you would like me to consider, please do get in touch…


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Summer deadline approaches

The sky is blue over Kamakura, as the Northern Hemisphere approaches the longest day. Not long after that, it will be time for the next Showcase here at the zen space. I am, as always, looking for brilliant haiku and short, in-the-moment poetry, along with new visual images of course. I love to hear from people who are new to me.

The next Showcase does not have a planned theme. You may use the image above as an inspiration, or you can simply surprise me…

Marie Marshall

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The Spring 2021 Showcase is now published!

Despite the web platform’s best attempts to make format and layout even harder than it could be, we’re here again, and on time! To see the April Foolish Showcase, hover your pointer over the “Experience” tab and scroll down until you find it. Or you can click here. Enjoy!

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The next Showcase is due out on April 1st…

… which seems like a good excuse for some short bursts of foolery. What do you think? As usual, I’ll look at anything you send, but I am particularly looking for new names, so pass it on!

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The Winter 2021 Showcase is now published.

I hate to start this announcement with a moan, but thanks to the “improvements” made by WordPress, actually getting a Showcase online takes twice as long. Also, features such as indenting text, embedding hyperlinks in text, and so on are either no longer options, or the commands for such actions are so well-hidden that it is simply not worth spending time doing it. WordPress, listen! the zen space has had a ten year association with your platform, and this editor is not pleased with all the fancy-dannery that makes publishing more complicated. Get your act together, remove all the unnecessary new features and bring back the useful stuff! Or I’ll look for a better platform.

Having said that, I’m pleased to announce that the Winter 2021 Showcase is now published! If you would like to see it, please hover your cursor over the ‘Experience’ tab and scroll down. Alternatively just click on the following link, which is impossible to embed in text:

Yeah, I know, I know. 😀


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