The photo for this week’s prompt was taken early one morning as we took the long way north for one of the Silent Eye’s Living Land weekends in Ilkley last year. For some reason, the route we had chosen headed far south and west before heading north and east… and the adventures of the road spanned a number of blog posts in the telling. We had visited Marlborough, where we had acquired a pair of staffs. Walked with the great stones of Avebury and seen the White Horse of Hackpen Hill. We had overnighted in Worcester, then left before dawn, following the back roads northwards to avoid the rush hour traffic, stopping wherever the land seemed to want us to stop. Heading down a narrow lane, we found a pretty churchyard that gave on to fields. The misty September morning was suffused with gold and offered a moment of sheer magic as an alternative to attempting to traverse Birmingham. And all that was before the workshop. The road home was just as weird and wonderful. There is much to be said for taking the longest road.
More wonderful entries this week. Thank you to everyone who took part. 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 and I will reblog as many as I can through the week as they come in… but given the volume of entries we are getting now, that will not be all of them. All contributions will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.
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Barren after the harvest
Believing the illusion
We see emptiness
Yet tomorrow’s seeds are sown
By the hand of yesterday
Mist clouds our vision
Walking a shadowed landscape
Haunted by longing
We forget such shades are light
Interrupted by presence
Calls the heart onward
When the seeker’s quest begins
The longest road leads homewards
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