Nature’s enchantment
Perpetual enigma
Echoing our own

Kites hunt overhead. Iron clouds race over distant hills… a heavy, roiling mass shrouds the dawn. The merest hint of brightness signals the rising of the sun and wind tortured branches writhe black against the gloom. We drive on, away from our vantage point high above the vale, down to where the world wakes to the half-light of a winter morning.

Snowdrops bloom on village greens, daphne and viburnum blush, pink as our absent dawn, in the shelter of thatched cottages. Churchyards wear drifts of snowdrops and shadowy copses are carpeted with stars. The windflower blooms, heralding spring before the first snow of winter.

I wonder at the contrast between the stark heights and the cosy valley. Have we really tamed Nature and kept winter at bay with our walls and warmth? Or is it just an illusion to comfort hibernating minds…

Enticed by secrets
Beyond the threshold of truth
Dreamers walk naked

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 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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17 Responses to Naked…

  1. V.M.Sang says:

    Lovely imagery. I wanted to ‘like’ this, but my iPad is refusing to load the relevant button!


  2. Beautiful… ❤ Sharing.


  3. pvcann says:

    This is how I feel when I’m bush walking, beautifully said.


  4. Jennie says:

    Beautiful words!


  5. Violet Lentz says:

    That was just beautiful Sue.


  6. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 119, “Mystery & Attract” #SynonymsOnly – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

  7. merrildsmith says:

    Lovely thoughts, Sue. I particularly like the first haiku and the top photo.


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