Urban phoenix

Civilisation

The need for ownership breeds

Contemptuous greed

Accumulating desires

Reassurance of status

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Time will take its toll

Breaking secure illusions

Castles in the air

Even the grandest vision

To dust returns and crumbles

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Raised and broken down

The life-cycle of nations

Nature still holds sway

The mistress of the pheonix

Breathes life into the embers

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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.
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38 Responses to Urban phoenix

  1. WOW Wow WOW, this is good.

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

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  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. 🙂

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

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    I do like this Sue.💜

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