Photo prompt round up – Secrets #writephoto

This week’s photo was taken in the Norman church of St Kenelm in the Cotswold village of Enstone. There was a tiny doorway, a little ajar, some way up a wall… and there just happened to be something to stand on… it was too good an opportunity to miss.

The door led up a narrow, crumbling stairway to the old priests’ room above the porch where once he would have lodged. There was little there save an old lectern and a simple processional cross leaning against the wall, yet, with the light streaming through the window,  it looked as if it were peopled with angels. I found it beautiful.

It is curious how many took a dark twist with the stories written for this image. It just goes to show how individual our view of the world always is. None of us see through the same eyes, though we can attempt to do so by listening to each other’s words.  Sometimes it seems thre is little more than perspective dividing tragedy from joy.



The heart is empty

Holding only one secret

For eternity


An infinite space

As vast as the universe

Deep as the ocean


Small as an acorn

Its branches embrace Eden

And bear only truth


A humble vessel

Grows to hold a sacrament

Formed of earthly clay


It cannot be filled

When the light of love is seen

Nor ever run dry


There were some fabulous contributions this week again. As always, I have reblogged as many as I could. 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…come and join in!

The vagaries of WordPress mean that occasionally a pingback won’t get through. If you have written a piece for this week’s challenge and it does not appear below, please leave a link in the comments and I will add it to the list.


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

Zane McClellan at The Poetry Channel

Lady Lee Manila


Ken at rivrvlogr

Michael from Morpeth Road


And a second one from Willow

Jane Dougherty Writes…

Stuart France

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

My Frilly Freudian Slip


Bernadette from Haddon Musings

Mother Willow

Noelle Granger from Sayling Away

KL Caley from new2writing

Ann from Fantastic Pencils

Hayley at The Story Files

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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11 Responses to Photo prompt round up – Secrets #writephoto

  1. Thanks Sue for photo round up. I trust in your sense to bring up one eclectic photo prompt after other. With many thanks, Neel


  2. There are some wonderful stories this week. Maybe we tend to associate old and dusty with ‘evil’ a little too quickly.


  3. Bernadette says:

    Thanks Sue for your moving photo and poem and taking on this time consuming challenge.


  4. Ritu says:

    Great prompt and entries yet again Sue!


  5. Pingback: Thursday Photo Prompt – Passage #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

  6. I wanted to write about this one, but did not, for one reason. At first glance, I was sure that was some sort of miniature guillotine. ☺☺


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