clayton 047I was beneath the treetops when the rain came,

Sheltered by the whisper of the beeches

And great oaks,

Leaves unfurling,

Copper and green

In the springtime.

clayton 026I was by the water when the light flared,

Silvering the surface as it rippled.

Rhythmic waves,

Eternal ebb and flow,

Mirroring the heavens

On the shoreline.

clayton 054I was in the sunlight when the wind blew,

Whipping through my hair and in the heather.

Holding me,

Ephemeral embrace

In my wandering

On the hillside.

revelation 3 252I was above the sunset when the tears came.

Higher than the seagulls’ plaintive calling,

Not lonely,

In solitude and grace

My heart flew with you

To your horizon.

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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36 Responses to Standing

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Truly beautiful, Sue. What a way to start the week!


  2. scifihammy says:

    This is just so beautiful and poignant.


  3. I don’t know what I liked the most—the images, or the word pictures. Lovely way to wake up this morning.


  4. How most beautiful! Your ‘Soul’ is showing! ♥


  5. Reblogged this on heroicallybadwriter and commented:
    One of Sue’s trade-marks is the captivating melding of words and images. Enjoy this folks.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Another breath-taking meld Sue.
    Just reblogged


  7. Sha'Tara says:

    Lovely. Thanks to Roger I got this. I noticed WP said I was “Following” but never got your posts. So I “Unfollowed” and immediately re-clicked on “Follow” – that usually fixes the problem. Point: you don’t need to acknowledge the “Follow” … hehehehe!


  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Tender and beautiful words, Sue. ❤


  9. Widdershins says:

    Two words only … c’est magnifique. 😀


  10. Anne Copeland says:

    LOVE this poem. It flows so well, like life itself. It is fantastic!!!


  11. davidjrogersftw says:

    Sue, I love your language and your sentiments–very artful and enjoyable. Thank you.


  12. macjam47 says:

    Beautiful and rich with imagery. ❤️❤️


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