Betwixt #midnighthaiku

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The tree, felled by age or lightning, seemed dead, though its twisted form appeared to carry some arcane life in its limbs; a giant creature arcing across the landscape.

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It was only when we came very close and walked beneath its skeletal form that we saw that there was still young life in the ancient braches.

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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 scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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23 Responses to Betwixt #midnighthaiku

  1. chris jensen says:

    Life, hidden within our blind eyes,
    seen…

    hugs chris

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  2. This is lovely Sue and I like the extra photographs and write up.

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  3. Like a baby coming out from its old worn out shoots. Great picture though old yet so strong.

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  4. Ritu says:

    I love the shapes that nature throws!

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  5. jenanita01 says:

    There is a huge old pine tree near where I live, blown down and lying full length by the road. But it is totally alive, flourishing, despite its prone position. I keep meaning to photograph it, as every time I see it, it reminds me that being knocked down doesn’t have to mean the end…

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  6. Bun Karyudo says:

    Good to know there’s a bit of life in it yet. πŸ™‚

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  7. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely,Sue. You and I share a love for old trees. Thi spring I will inspect my Old One we had to take down, looking for some shoots.

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  8. Denis1950 says:

    A beautiful tree proudly acknowledged by the haiku. There would be an amazing ecosystem in and around that tree.

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  9. Widdershins says:

    Trees are surprising like that! πŸ˜€

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