Dying embers wane;
Pictures form and fade,
A brief existence,
Echoing memory.
Eyes and starlight
Flicker gleams of recognition.
Long ago and tomorrow
Lose their meaning
Riding smoke as dreams.
Old ones whisper
The tales that remain.
Time stands still
As the fire dies.

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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 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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17 Responses to Vision

  1. A lovely poem, Sue.


  2. Very nice, this bit was particularly poignant for me:
    Long ago and tomorrow
    Lose their meaning
    Riding smoke as dreams


  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked the way time collapsed with the phrase: “Long ago and tomorrow/Lose their meaning”


  4. You’ve created so much atmosphere in this–and then I see you write mystery. It all makes sense. Glad you are sharing with us at dVerse.


  5. Grace says:

    In the end, it will only be Time. Thanks for sharing your poem Sue ~


  6. Sumana Roy says:

    “Eyes and starlight / Flicker gleams of recognition.”—This is so poignant.


  7. macjam47 says:

    Lovely, Sue. Another way to see time – ‘Long ago and tomorrow’ I loved the comparison.


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