Extinguished voice,

Its failing light


Crashing through white noise.

A shadow –

From its body ripped –

Guides simmered hopes,

All blind with fright.

By wordless depths unbound

In death,

A dissonant lament

Burns solace through my grief.

As tears turn to ash,

I write into my skin

The fire

Of a long-lost dream.


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40 thoughts on “Phoenix

  1. Vic!!!!!!!! You’re back!!!!!!!!!! (please excuse adolescent use of exclamation marks).
    I’ve stalked your blog a little, Vic 🙂 hoping to see a new post (even though I receive yours via email).

    Haven’t read your poem yet, just wanted to welcome you back to the blogosphere 🙂
    xxxxxxxxxxxx (please adolescent use of endearments)

  2. I’ve now read your poem – it’s -as ever – exquisitely written, both mysterious and deeply evocative. Welcome back, I have missed your beautiful writing, Vic.

    • I am so pleased that you enjoyed it. I am not sure whether I will be able to make daily appearances henceforth, but I will certainly attempt it. Wishing you a beautiful week ahead. xx

      • Thank you 🙂 I could never – in a million years – make daily posts as I find it all too much with other work etc…am flat out posting once a fortnight!

        So glad to ‘see’ you again, Vic and I do hope your writing and editing are going brilliantly. xx

      • I think it will be a much rearer posting-rate for me too, although I find myself writing posts in the half-hour before sleep. If only they could slip through my eye-lashes and pour on the page without that middle-man: my fingers 🙂 then I may well be writing daily again.
        Editing had stalled for a little while, but I have been writing so not all is lost. I am certain that within the week my editing prowess will return. It needs a little nudge, but it can’t stay in hiding forever.

  3. I was just thinking this morning “I haven’t seen Vic around for a little while” and here you are. I’m so pleased to see you back with such glorious words. 🙂

    • Very hectic times, Gene’O. My return is only partial (if there can ever be such a thing). I have a lot of work to complete before I can be back in full force, but I missed it too much not to step in for a little. I trust everything is well with you.

      • I’m fantastic 🙂 Having a great summer.

        Hope things slow down for you soon, unless you like the hectic 😉

      • Oh, these days it is difficult to know which works best, but I will give both a ry and let you know 😉 Glad to hear that things are going swimmingly for you.

  4. I’m so happy to see you’re back, Vic. I wish you much peace and creativity in your life, as ever. Again, I’m glad you’re here. FWIW, I’ve no doubt that, like the phoenix, you’re rising and will continue to rise.

    • So lovely to hear from you. My return at the moment is a dipping of the toe in once familiar waters as there are so many things still left unresolved and which require my attention before I can return for good. In the interim, I will make an effort to keep the breaks shorter. x

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