Said he,
“Old music…
The beginning times,
When the stars were younger
And the portal stood open
That dreams and possibilities
Might travel freely between the worlds.
The children of Earth still knew magic then.”
“I will play, but they can no longer hear.
They have closed the doors against our song,
Consigning us to fairytales
And casting us as evil…
Or worse, a fantasy.
Amusing children
With ancient lore.”
“But children
Can see


Double etheree for  Colleen’s poetry challenge.

Image: Pixabay, by Michael Seibt, chosen by Diana Wallace Peach from Myths of the Mirror.

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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32 Responses to Play…

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lyn Horner says:

    Lovely and sad.


  3. jenanita01 says:

    I fear the old magic is slowly dying, and that is very sad…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. memadtwo says:

    Just right. (K)


  5. I love this poem, and the image you’ve chosen to illustrate it. I don’t like to think of magic dying; I prefer to think it’s withdrawn to a safer place while humans play out their insanity.


  6. willowdot21 says:

    This is so beautiful 💜


  7. Widdershins says:

    … as well as small dogs. 🙂


  8. dgkaye says:

    Well done with this prompt Sue! ❤


  9. Sue… I never got a notification for this amazing poem. I do love it, though. ❤


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