Lost in misty, moss-green silence

Seek her eyes in wild abandon

Midnight tresses bind you


Huntress of the shadow land

Talon-sharp her laughter

Lost in misty, moss-green silence


Underneath the dark cascade

Silken ripples drown you

Seek her eyes in wild abandon


Cold within the eagle’s eyrie

Velvet madness bleeds you dry

Midnight tresses bind you.


Cascade poem, originally written for Jane Dougherty‘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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25 Responses to Eyrie

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely beautiful, is that one of your paintings Sue 💜


  2. Sadje says:

    Ooh! Beware of her. Nicely done.


  3. Alli Templeton says:

    Wow, Sue, such vivid and haunting imagery. I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley! This one feels as though there’s a story brewing somewhere… 🙂


  4. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Amazing poetry by a talented writer.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. johncoyote says:

    Amazing poetry Sue.




  7. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


  8. This reminds me of Keats’s La belle dame sans merci. Haunting, indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I’m not familiar with the cascade poetry form. I really like your poem and the cascading effect it achieves. I also really like the accompanying image.


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