Midas

morning libation
honey embalms the moment
awakening dreams
caught in eternal amber
time yet drinks the wine of life

The sun rises over sea and field, winter and summer, seen and unseen behind the veil of clouds, turning all it touches to gold. I think of Midas, the king whose desire for riches caused him to kill the thing he loved most with his golden gift. When they found his tomb, there were traces of honey-wine in his feasting cups… even his drink was made of gold, but his legendary power could neither give life nor ward him from death.

The sun too can bring bounty or destruction, but here it brings only life and light. I drink in the morning, tasting sunlight and dew on my lips. In a moment outside of time, poised between day and night, I live eternity.

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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37 Responses to Midas

  1. restlessjo says:

    Serene and beautiful, Sue 🙂 🙂

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  2. Sadje says:

    Love your poetic musings

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  3. Golden moments indeed, Sue…

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  4. buffalopound says:

    Oh Sue – I find this post quite profound and beautiful. Thank you.

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  5. memadtwo says:

    The perfect meditation for my morning. (K)

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  6. -Eugenia says:

    A beautiful start to the day!

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  7. indishe says:

    Inspiring and such serene words!

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  8. willowdot21 says:

    Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:
    Sue caught ” In a moment outside of time, poised between day and night. “

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  9. Stunning, Sue. Enjoy the new day. ❤

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  10. Jim Borden says:

    I love the energy from the morning sun…

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  11. Widdershins says:

    ‘…I live eternity…’ … Yep. 🙂

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  12. This is so beautiful Sue. ❤

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