Β© 2020 Frank J. Tassone for Colleen’s poetry challenge

A kite leashed to earth

Dreaming a freedom attained

Lone eagle soaring


A shrill alarm and another early start drag me from my bed. I answer duty’s call.

The road shimmers… The air is heavy in the vale. Summer’s heat saps energy. Each breath of humid air seems laboured. Life moves but slowly while time runs away.


Keening to the clouds

Red feathers greet the sunrise

Beauty unfettered




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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29 Responses to Unfettered

  1. kittysverses says:

    Haikus are beautiful, and so is the prose. Nice one, Sue. πŸ™‚

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    I love summer days like this…


  3. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely Haibun SueπŸ’œ


  4. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful, and dare I say, flighty😁


  5. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poems and what a lovely place.


  6. I felt the humidity in the air! Excellent imagery, Sue. I flew with the red hawk! ❀


  7. Alli Templeton says:

    Beautiful haiku, and picture, and as for the prose, I most certainly couldn’t have put it better myself. πŸ™‚ And kites are my favourite birds. I used to travel to Wales to see them many years ago before they were so abundant here. Graceful and stunning creatures; beauty unfettered indeed. πŸ™‚


  8. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    Haiku Happenings #9: Sue Vincent’s latest #haibun for Colleen’s #Weekly #Tanka #Poetry #Challenge!


  9. memadtwo says:

    I love the parallel risings. Wings do lift the spirits. (K)


  10. gdutta17 says:

    It’s beautiful….loved the one specially on “Soaring Kite”.


  11. TamrahJo says:

    “She’s a sparrow when she’s broken, but she’s an eagle, when she flies.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb1Rufxem_4


  12. Jennie says:

    Wonderful, Sue!


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