Photo prompt round up – Mine #writephoto

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s photo prompt. Some posts have been reblogged, but please click on the links below to visit all the posts and leave a comment for the author! A new prompt will be published later today.

The photograph was taken on our recent tip to Wales at an abandoned mine. The buildings still stand in ruins, the stream that washed the ore still tumbles down the hillside, but both the daily, dangerous struggle for survival and the dreams of wealth are gone…


Where now the songs of those whose toil

From sunrise until midnight oil

Wrest precious ichor from the earth

Yet did not profit from its worth?


Where now the child whose sunlit hours

Sought the hidden, darker flowers

Paid with pennies, bread to feed

The miners of a deeper greed.


Where now the women, those who wept

While those with silken pillows slept

Who watched their children fall asleep,

No more to wake, no more to weep.


Where now the profits of their toil,

With sweat and blood hewn from the soil?

To those who mined and those who gained…

“Mine,” said the Earth, but earth remained.


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Kim at Writing in North Norfolk

Noah Weiss at Never a Worry

A Darkened House

Fantasy Raconteur

Ken at rivrvlogr

Jane Dougherty Writes

Cheryl at cheryl162blog

Michael at Morpeth Road

Stuart France

Sharmishtha at The Heart Beats On

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Shadeau Bourne-Harbord at Lines of Shadeau



Helen Jones at Journey to Ambeth


KL Caley at new2writing

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Kerfe at methodtwomadness


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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7 Responses to Photo prompt round up – Mine #writephoto

  1. Shadeau says:

    Your lines are SO beautiful, Sue! And, thanks for the mention 🙂


  2. rivrvlogr says:

    Some great responses here, and your own poem is very moving, Sue.


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