Today, the world was yellow.
Everywhere I looked, golden flowers,
Bright against the green,
Laughing in the sunshine
Of a spring morning.

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Yesterday the world was blue.
Shadowed under darkened skies,
Rain-washed petals,
Rivulets than ran
Towards the earth
As if to seek shelter…
From themselves.

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Tomorrow the world may be pink.
All soft and gentle
In the dawning light.
Or maybe purple,
Scented with lilac
And French lavender…
An older world
Walking the future.

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But today, the world was yellow
And it laughed at itself;
Shaking its head in the breeze,
And basking in the golden glow
As springtime
Waits for summer.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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34 Responses to Yellow

  1. barbtaub says:

    I can’t tell you how much I love this!

    I got up thinking that today the world was gray. But I read this before taking my little dog out. And you are right–today the world IS yellow!


  2. davidprosser says:

    Love it. It’s just like the Summer sunshine is already here.Forget the rain.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx


  3. ..yer photography is a constant joy, m’Lady, Sue πŸ™‚ mwaah πŸ™‚


  4. socialbridge says:

    Absolutely lovely, Sue. Yellow is so uplifting.


  5. jenanita01 says:

    The colour of sunshine…very welcome…


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely flowers, if it’s yellow it’s happy! πŸ™‚


  7. Beautiful picture. Kept the kid entertained too since yellow is his favorite color. πŸ™‚


  8. roweeee says:

    Enjoyed the magic of Spring, Sue. Beautiful combination of words and image. Now, it’s my turn to complain about the cold. Wet and freezing and the dog has left the door open. I’m like an ice block. We have been having such beautiful sunny days that I sometimes forget it’s almost Winter.
    Just call me a spoilt Aussie brat!!
    Have you read Norman Doidge’s books on neuroplasticity? Highly recommend them for your son and I hope he’s going okay xx Rowena


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Hi Rowena, I still can’t accept that it is spring here when the heating is still going on and off… and Ani has the door open too πŸ™‚

      Yes, a young lady in hospital with Nick in the early days passed him The Brain That Changes Itself and it made an awful lot of difference to what Nick could believe was possible… and with that belief, things became possible. Nick himself recommends Doidge’s books…. and watch this space πŸ™‚ After May Day… anything is possible πŸ™‚ xxx

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      • roweeee says:

        He’s recently put out a second book: “The Brain’s Way of Healing” and I am quite interested in the PONS device mentioned in his first book but also the effects of laser. In addition to the hydrocephalus, I ended up with chemo brain and the effects of that are driving me somewhat crazy. On top of that I probably over-stimulate the creative part of my brain and the organisation side has probably shrunk through non-use.


        • Sue Vincent says:

          I’ll have to let Nick know… I’m sure he’ll want to read it too. Nick’s focus until recently has all been centred on the drive for recovery, regardless of anything else. It is interesting that once he began to deal with more organisational stuff himself as well as indulging in creative pursuits, his recovery came on by leaps and bounds.


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  10. olganm says:

    So cheerful!


  11. Nice post, Sue! My Mother likes yellow, so I am no stranger to the brightness.
    I have just posted another of my verses, which could go with this. If you have an interest,
    I would love some feedback. Links to others I’ve posted can be found at


  12. Eliza Waters says:

    Sooo lovely, Sue, both poem and photos. It reminded me of the work of the classic 19th century poets. Are you reincarnated? πŸ˜‰


  13. Thanks, Sue. You brought us some cool sunshine to us with these pictures. πŸ™‚


  14. Ali Isaac says:

    Truly beautiful!


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