Monday morning…

heather 16The city woke
Duty-bound and sullen,
Huddled Monday morning
And grey resentment
Stealing rose-gold wonder
From the pocket of necessity.

heather 04

My road lay westward;
Gilded opalescence
Glimpsed in a mirror,
Easily missed
When the clock is ticking
And ‘elsewhere’ calls.

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I raced the sunrise to the hills
And carried you with me,
Wishing to share
The mist and mystery
Of a perfect dawn
And the scent of heather.


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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37 Responses to Monday morning…

  1. C.E.Robinson says:

    Sue, beautiful, serene scenes for a Monday! Thanks! Chryssa


  2. Beautiful pictures and words.


  3. Darcy says:

    Love it…


  4. davidprosser says:

    Stunning pictures, captivating words Sue.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx


  5. Saya says:

    amazing photos Sue 🙂


  6. Mary Smith says:

    You know how we say we ‘drank in the landscape’? I think with this landscape it’s the other way round; it swallows a person whole.


  7. I enjoyed the poem. With all that heather, the air must be fulll of the fragrance.


  8. So glad you took us with you Sue…it’s beautiful….I love the rich purples and gold of summers last breath 🙂


  9. macjam47 says:

    Lovely poem. The pictures are glorious!


  10. Dalo 2013 says:

    Beautiful photos and words Sue, especially liked “Stealing rose-gold wonder, From the pocket of necessity”. Cheers to a great week!


  11. noelleg44 says:

    Beautiful, Sue. You’d have to be a stone statue not to be distracted by all that beauty.


  12. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, my, breath-takingly beautiful!


  13. Beautiful and serene. You carried me with you.


  14. Arcane Owl says:

    Beautiful pics and lovely words.


  15. Beautiful words and landscape too.


  16. Oh the sight and scent of heather on the rolling hills of dawn… Beautiful words and pics, Sue.


  17. This is so lovely – one of my favourites is the bronzing of ferns amongst the heather at this time of year.


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