Cage imposed
Limiting form
Counting syllables
Seeking conformity
Obedient to dictates
Narrowing the field of vision
To engender uniformity
The bias of judgement obeys its rules
Railing against apparent constriction
Forgetting existence is defined
Necessary separation
Failing to understand
Freedom’s illusion
Made possible
By edges

Double etheree 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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20 Responses to Constriction

  1. Ennle Madresan says:


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  2. jenanita01 says:

    Splendiferous, Sue!


  3. Violet Lentz says:

    I love the close on this. Beautifully penned, Sue.


  4. memadtwo says:

    Limits can often be more freeing than the undefined. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. willowdot21 says:

    So very clever Sue 💜


  6. Widdershins says:

    Oh, I see, you increase/decrease the syllables on each line … very cool! 😀


  7. I love the path forward in your image. Kerfe said it best: “Limits can often be more freeing than the undefined.” So true. ❤


  8. Vashti Q says:

    Hi Sue! I love your double Etheree. Just gorgeous and powerful. 🙂


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