Footprints in smoke trace an echo of longing,
Ghosts on a Temple floor paved black and white
Waltzing in silence through deep drifting Roses;
Memories dance in the Garden tonight.
The Tower looks on with its ever-blind windows
Whispering fantasies wander the Halls
Naked and caged there a Lover lies bleeding,
Beauty enchanted and chained in its Walls.
Hung from the bridge that could lead to salvation,
Under the Moon with a Star in his Eye,
Flashes the Blade that will bring him to freedom
Holding the gaze that will teach him to Fly.
The Castle lies silent, the wind mourns the laughter,
The Pool now reflects but a summer in flames
Yet under the hill where the Sun guards a Shadow
A shimmering waterfall whispers their Names.

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 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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8 Responses to Mystery

  1. A lovely poem that definitely suits its title.


  2. rivrvlogr says:

    This makes me think of Dylan (aka Robert Allen Zimmerman).


  3. memadtwo says:

    “memories dance in the garden tonight”–full of evocative images, but that’s my favorite. (K)


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