Alchemy

rose-hips-decaying

Summer’s fruits ripen

What autumn mists must wither

Crimson wears mourning

Veils itself in frozen tears

Caught in the grip of winter

rosebuds-in-snow

Rosebuds brave the snow

Winter death holds summer’s birth

Silent gestation

Working unseen alchemy

Transmutation of the sun

roses-in-bloom

For Colleen’s Tanka Challenge

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. 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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19 Responses to Alchemy

  1. chris jensen says:

    Wonder darling!

    Is that like “sand to gold”

    kisses within a dreaming wish…

    chris

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  2. Glorious Tanka’s Sue. They are making me long for spring and summer. I’m ready. Excellent! ❤

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  3. This is so well written. Love the phrase “Winter death holds summer’s birth”.

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  4. E. E. Rawls says:

    Lovely imagery in this, Sue.

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  5. Sri Sudha K says:

    So beautiful….loved each word of it…great job Sue

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  6. Today, as the weather is warming up, I’m beginning to believe in spring. Finally 🙂 Thanks!

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  7. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 22 – “Door & Friend” – Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

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