Breathe #midnighthaiku

Momentary peace

Unruffled calm soothes the soul

Time and space to breathe

With dark clouds moving in behind us, Nick and I paused on our journey north to take in the tranquility of Carsington Water, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. The forecast was not promising and the weekend would be a busy one. The chance to just sit and breathe for a while was welcome.

But, although the weather was not promising, I took the Green Man carved into a wooden frame as a good sign for the Lord of the Deep weekend for which we were bound. The last workshop Stuart had written, Leaf and Flame, had featured the symbolism of the Green Man throughout and he had been given a wooden mask for the wall, very similar to this carved face… and that had been a spectacular workshop. Little synchronicities like this can mean a great deal when the tension is mounting!

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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19 Responses to Breathe #midnighthaiku

  1. Beautiful scenery, thank you for sharing such lovely sites!


  2. mbrazfieldm says:

    breath taking, the fact that i live in an urban metropolis makes nature more magical thanks for sharing 🙂


  3. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful photos, and words. Add in the Green Man and you get Magic.💜

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  4. Alli Templeton says:

    That’s true, Sue. The little things can mean a lot when pressure mounts. I sometimes wonder if they’re little messages of reassurance from otherworldly powers. Clearly this one was right! I don’t know Carsington Water but it looks lovely. Maybe I should go and find that little Green Man… 🙂


  5. Widdershins says:

    You and Nick have such a multi-faceted relationship. 😀


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