Look not to find magic and miracles
Performed as conjurers’ illusions
Pandering to credulity
Deep-veiled in allegory
Surpassing logic’s reach
Alchemy’s true gift
Already yours
Lead to gold
Long buried
Hidden beyond
Imprisoning flesh
Balanced and harmonised
Ego-girt the soul awaits
Relinquishing illusive bonds
Sacred marriage of earth and spirit
Encompassing Light of eternity

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Double etheree for Colleen’s poetry challenge.

Illustrations from ‘Atalanta Fugiens’ by Michael Maier (1617)

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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30 Responses to Gold

  1. Nima Mohan says:

    In awe of the choice of words Sue..
    Love the way you write 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jenanita01 says:

    Wonderful double etheree, Sue… so powerfully eloquent…


  3. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely magical it sounds magical, looks magical….it is magical 💜


  4. memadtwo says:

    The form fits the subject perfectly. (K)


  5. dgkaye says:

    Stunning double etheree Sue. Are these also your drawings???????? ❤


  6. Stunning Sue and perhaps if we all stopped seeking our gold of choice we would experience the magic we have with the earth…♥


  7. judeitakali says:

    Oh my, this is gorgeous. Wow


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  9. Jules says:

    A wonder filled story verse. Thanks.


  10. Jules says:

    Oh…great illustrations too!


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