White king

Green summer slain
The icy tread of winter
In the ascendent
A dying time beginning
Holding the hope of rebirth

Autumn is in the air. The sun rises through a misty veil and the trees weep withered tears.  The child in me recalls the old tale of the kings who contend as the seasons turn. The battle must be true, yet the victor is always known. All things have their season.

This time, it is the turn of the White King of Winter to defeat the Green King of Summer. The land mourns her vanquished verdant lord before wedding the White King. She spreads a pall of jewelled gold across his face.  Beneath her shadowed heart, new life begins to grow.

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 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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31 Responses to White king

  1. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  2. Summer is doing quite well in California even though it’s September. 102F/39C in Santa Cruz today, and yesterday San Francisco had its hottest day ever in recorded history, 160F/41C.


  3. Beautiful and mythic, Sue. Summer, here, isn’t quite ready to bow to the coming of the White King, but soon.


  4. Lovely tale, Sue. I wish autumn will be here soon. But actually, there’s no autumn in California. Summer will quickly turn into winter. My maple tree hardly has enough time to change its color.


  5. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful Sue. It sure feels like the White King is going to make his entrance here in Toronto. 🙂 xx


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