Rewriting the Wrinkles

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Oh give me a life on the open road!

With my dog and a caravan..

Just my books, paint and turps and a canvas..

And skin with a leathery tan.

Oh find me a place on a mountain!

Where the clouds can come down to play,

And the cold stream can ripple with laughter,

And no-one to find me all day.

Oh give me a hole in a hillside!

A warm, womb-like, bat ridden cave,

And skyclad I’ll dance in the moonlight,

I grow old, but why should I behave?

Oh show me a glade in the forest!

Where the fae and the sylphs still abide,

And in the grove dappled with sunlight,

I’ll stroke the white hart’s snowy hide.

Oh find me a desolate seashore!

Where I can commune with the sea,

And learn all the songs of the moon tides,

And finally learn to be me.

Oh give me the richness of cronehood!

For maiden and mother I’ve been,

I want to rewrite all my wrinkles

Before I sleep under the green.

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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62 Responses to Rewriting the Wrinkles

  1. Ritu says:


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  2. barbtaub says:

    Love, love, LOVE this! I think each morning I will ask myself, “Which wrinkle should I rewrite today?”


  3. Sadje says:

    A fantastic poem Sue.


  4. besonian says:

    What is there to say, Sue – except that’s brilliant? Really lovely.


  5. Words sewn in a perfect melody, beautiful work!


  6. V.M.Sang says:

    That is so beautiful and poignant, Sue. I love it.


  7. beth says:

    you will have your wish


  8. Cathy Cade says:

    May you have time to rewrite them all – including some new ones.


  9. Mary Smith says:

    Wonderful, Sue. I have a few in need of re-writing!


  10. Lovely, Sue. Flows beautifully xx


  11. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely, lovely Sue. And I suspect you will still be able to do some of those things – but maybe not a cave with bats!!!


  12. Darlene says:

    A perfect poem! May all your wishes come true my dear.


  13. macjam47 says:

    Sue, this is beautiful and so brilliant! May you rewrite all your wrinkles. Love and hugs, my friend.


  14. Says it all, Sue – lovely rhythm. May you dance on the moors when the heather is in bloom and the sky an umbrella of blue. Thinking of you often. x


  15. So do I, Sue ❤ ❤


  16. So touching, Sue. Beautiful poem.


  17. Widdershins says:

    So Mote It Be. : )


  18. Love this! It’s a real song of life 🙂


  19. memadtwo says:

    That’s a real road song, containing all that anyone needs. (K)


  20. Brilliant Sue. Go for all of it!!


  21. TamrahJo says:

    Huge hugs and loves to you – this is beautiful – and I’m working my way through archives, but Ani’s report and this and titles in the ‘feed’ have me diving into getting ‘caught up’ but wishing to the Universe all good things for you – <3. LUB from across the pond!


  22. dgkaye says:

    That was gorgeous Sue. I’d love to rewrite a few wrinkles myself. ❤ xx


  23. willowdot21 says:

    I love this if it was within my power I would give you it all 💜

    Liked by 1 person

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