Midas

morning libation
honey embalms the moment
for waking dreamers
caught in eternal amber
time yet drinks the wine of life

The sun rises over sea and field, winter and summer, seen and unseen behind the veil of clouds, turning all it touches to gold. I think of Midas, the king whose desire for riches caused him to kill the thing he loved most with his golden gift. When they found his tomb, there were traces of honey-wine in his feasting cups… even his drink was made of gold, but his legendary power could neither give life nor ward him from death.

The sun too can bring bounty or destruction, but here it brings only life and light. I drink in the morning, tasting sunlight and dew on my lips. That moment outside of time, poised between day and night, I live forever.

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 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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22 Responses to Midas

  1. chris jensen says:

    Very few, live forever,

    most cheat death,

    others can move throughout time

    driven in space…

    King an Queens

    hidden throughout humanity

    laughter an lov

    leaving no trace…

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  2. Sue, your poetry, and prose transport me into that magic area where you dwell. I love sharing that space with you. ❤

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  3. balroop2013 says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! for the idea, the extraordinary picture and the choice of words. Superb Sue. I love this one.

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  4. Beautiful, Sue. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  5. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 47 – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Shadow & Light – 🌼Colleen Chesebro Fairy Whisperer 🌼

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