Unseen they gather
Living jewels bearing flame
Mirror summer’s fire
Exasperating presence
Beauty is invisible

For Colleen’s tanka 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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20 Responses to Gathering

  1. pvcann says:

    Yes indeed, so tiny, so vital.


  2. Widdershins says:

    Shiny! … and exasperating! πŸ˜€


  3. Darn flies! So, what is the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly? I’ve heard both?? Your tanka made something that is a pest appear beautiful. That is magical. ❀


  4. Jennie says:

    Lovely, Sue!


  5. Pingback: Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap β€œCongregate & Love,” No. 96, #SynonymsOnly | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

  6. willowdot21 says:

    I like this πŸ’œ


  7. Vashti Q says:

    Beautiful Tanka, Sue. Although I agree, they should remain outdoors. πŸ˜€ xx


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