How am I doing?

That was a rhetorical question by the way. I’m doing much the same as anyone trying to isolate themselves socially, whilst having no idea whether what I am being told is true. I ventured out yesterday, just to get some top-up supplies, and found a country still full of traffic, open businesses, and stuff in the shops (with one notable exception).

What has this to do with the zen space? Very little, except to say that I shall do my best to get the Spring showcase out on time.

By the way – do you think it would be in bad taste to illustrate it with examples of the various ways the corona virus has been depicted. On the one hand people have died, on the other hand these depictions have a strange, unearthly beauty. Let me know.

MM
editor

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The Winter 2020 Showcase is now published!

Another new year is upon us, and with it another showcase.

Readers, spread the word. I’m looking – always looking – for new names for the Showcases. I want anyone who can write haiku or other short forms that are in-the-moment. See the “Submission” tab for how to put forward your work.

Anyhow, this Showcase… hover your cursor over the “Experience” tab and scroll down the list until you get to the bottom. Or, if you want an easy ride, click here.

May your year be filled with moments. Well, you can hardly avoid ’em.

Marie Marshall

editor

the zen space

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A few suggestions for the next Showcase…

  1. The wind
  2. Numbers
  3. A young woman in a dress the colour of sunrise

As always, I welcome new names and new voices, and original artwork.

And while you’re here, this is my latest 4-5-6 piece.

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The Autumn 2019 Showcase is now published

I love typos. One letter changed would have reversed the title of this post to “The Autumn 2019 Showcase is NOT published,” and in fact that’s exactly what I did type in the first instance. This time, the Showcase has been slung together, with abandon, at the very last moment. But then I love doing that. I love balancing planning with recklessness. To enjoy it, either hover your pointer over “Experience” and scroll down, or click here.

I’m always on the lookout for new contributors – people who can sling a few short lines together and leave a fleeting impression. Haiku is the starting point, of course, but not necessarily the finishing line. What say?

MM.

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There’s less than a week to go…

… to the new Showcase, and I haven’t a clue what I’m going to do!

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The Summer 2019 Showcase is now published

Yes! Go there without further ado! Hover your pointer over the “Experience” tab and scroll down – if you haven’t seen our previous Showcases you might care to make a little stop on the way down – or click here.

Do you write in short bursts? Are you a dab hand at haiku, senryu, or anything of the suchlike? the zen space would like to hear from you. Details of how to submit your work can be found by clicking on the “Submission” tab. [I’m sorry, but submissions made in comments are not accepted.]

Anyhow, time for you to enjoy, so get clicking!

Marie Marshall
editor
the zen space

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