The dawn sneaked in without a blaze,
No flash of flame, nor golden haze,
No fanfare played to greet the sun…
And yet, a new day has begun.

Beyond an iron veil of rain
In summer’s absence, tears of pain
That wash the world and cloud the view,
A miracle begins anew.

I watch the silent start of day
Bring colour’s birth and blackbird’s play
And feel the first light grace my eyes…
Although I never saw it rise.

Beyond the cloud, beyond my sight,
Somewhere, the sun is shining bright…
It does not need that I should see,
The light behind the dawn must be…

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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48 Responses to Quiet

  1. Jen Goldie says:


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  2. Lovely thought. I too am glad the sun does not need me.

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  3. Sadje says:

    Your poem brought such a vivid picture to my mind.

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Glorious poem and Photo and yes sometimes these sneaky dawnings clothed in stealth can be so beautiful, like life can too.πŸ’œ

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  5. jenanita01 says:

    The perfect reminder that miracles come in small doses sometimes…


  6. V.M.Sang says:

    Lovely poem, Sue, and I love the photographs.


  7. Alli Templeton says:

    Hi Sue, I’ve just come up for air after offoading my first assignment of the final module, and I’m shattered! But what a stunning poem to greet me! Everyone could do with a copy of this on their fridge doors right now. You always seem to know exactly the right thing to say, and you say it so very beautifully. And it’s lovely to see another rainbow! Thank you. You give us all hope. ❀


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I was only thinking of you this morning, Alli, and wondering how you were getting on<3

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      • Alli Templeton says:

        Ah, you must be psychic, and picked up on the fact I was at a critical point in my course today! πŸ™‚ I’m enjoying the history, but I can tell this is a dissertation module because it’s very hard work and time-consuming, and it’s very heavy on the reading – and I’m a slow reader! I’m barely getting time to look sideways. I’ll have a day or two to breathe and then it’s back under a pile of books and papers. Still, one assignment down, then another three before the dissertation – if I don’t run away screaming first! Hope you’re doing well, and that you’re getting out for plenty of air, and rainbows! πŸ™‚


  8. Goff James says:

    Beautifully penned, Sue.


  9. memadtwo says:

    Looking at the clouds and rain this morning and giving thanks for another day…you’ve said it perfectly. (K)


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  11. Yes, of course you’re right. We don’t have to touch, take a photo, bring back a piece as a souvenir for something beautiful to be.


  12. you crushed it with that last line! ❀


  13. Eliza Waters says:

    You are one talented poet, Sue. You make it look so easy! ❀


  14. This is gorgeous, Sue. Beautiful and serene.


  15. Wow – nature poetry at its greatest. Everything worked together so well. “Iron” was a great word choice, in my opinion, to really jar me into a human world amidst the natural in the poem.


  16. rivrvlogr says:

    This should be a classic, Sue.
    It is a classic.


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