Angelic beings

Monochromatic contrast
Light against darkness


The dove perches on the wooden stall of the stable. I see only its back, white against the red-gold light. The folded wings  form a symbol of love. In the shadows, a newborn lamb takes its first faltering steps. I am apart from the scene, yet part of it; a witness, another note in the song, as the dance of life begins. In fragility and peace, I hear echoes of an ancient story. The farmyard angel watches and I, in my turn observe, awake to both kinship and  choice.


Clinging to shadows
Darkness closes on the mind
Hope seems extinguished
Turning my face to the light
I will choose to walk in peace


For Colleen’s poetry 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 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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26 Responses to Angelic beings

  1. Sangbad says:

    wonderful Sue…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bernadette says:

    Incandescent Sue (I have been waiting to use that word for a long time). Why don’t you share this post at the Senior Salon today?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. i will choose to walk in peace


  4. Lovely, Sue. Thank you for this. Hugs.


  5. A very good post.Thanks for sharing!


  6. Ah. Love this, Sue. That place of witness and yet being a piece of the peace… beautiful.


  7. Lovely poems and picture.


  8. Wow Sue this is one of my all time favorites of yours – just exquisite!


  9. A beautiful take Sue 🙂


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  11. Bernadette says:

    Sue, I am so happy that you took the time to post this at the Senior Salon. You have taken very many wonderful photos but I think this is one of top favorites.


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