Urban phoenix


The need for ownership breeds

Contemptuous greed

Accumulating desires

Reassurance of status


Time will take its toll

Breaking secure illusions

Castles in the air

Even the grandest vision

To dust returns and crumbles


Raised and broken down

The life-cycle of nations

Nature still holds sway

The mistress of the pheonix

Breathes life into the embers


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 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.
This entry was posted in Photography, Poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

38 Responses to Urban phoenix

  1. WOW Wow WOW, this is good.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. I just listened to Frank Prem reading from Devil in the Wind. This is a perfect follow-up.


  3. Alli Templeton says:

    I love this poem! The images are dancing around in my head of the grandeur of castles, ‘reassurance of status’, which of course they were, and the all-too-true notion that the ‘grandest vision to dust returns and crumbles’. Wonderful imagery in words, and full of atmosphrere. By the way, which castle is that? It seems familiar but I can’t place it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  4. Ooh, so wonderfully Sue! Enjoyed this in my inbox this morning.


  5. willowdot21 says:

    I do like this Sue.💜


  6. Pingback: Seven Links 4/6/19 Traci Kenworth – Where Genres Collide

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.