Silence #tanka

Living wood, illustration, Sue Vincent

Leaf and branch whisper

Join in song with heartwood’s beat

Ancient melody

Earth’s memory held in trust

Shared soul to soul in silence


For Colleen’s Poetry Prompt

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them,
whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”
~ Hermann Hesse

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 Silence #tanka

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful words and I love your art 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jenanita01 says:

    Perfectly captures the spirit of Hesse’s words…


  3. Adele Marie says:

    Beautiful and I love the illustration. xxx


  4. Sadje says:

    Wonderful lines.


  5. memadtwo says:

    They are the keepers of earth. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. …listening to the ancient melody of the whispers from the trees… I love this! ❤


  7. dgkaye says:

    Sue, this was gorgeous. The artwork is fabulous. Did you draw this? ❤


  8. Widdershins says:

    Magnificent art! 🙂


  9. judeitakali says:

    This is beautifully constructed. Amazing


  10. Jules says:

    Amazing illustration… I wonder why it is we think some trees are women and others men? Maybe they are telling us what they are in their silent language 😉
    Some fruit trees do need both sexes to produce fruit.


  11. jazzytower says:

    Love your take😊. Lovely prompt, thank you😊



  12. Lovely image and beautifully expressed.. thanks for the wonderful prompt Sue.xx


  13. Raivenne says:

    Oh, I love the sense of the ages and the ageless ruminating through your words. Lovely.


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