Photo prompt round up – Derelict #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. We visited the island one January day, just as the tide was about to cut the island off from the mainland for several hours. There were no tourists no crowds…just a rose-gold sunset over the ancient Abbey and the sea. The derelict building was tucked away in the corner of a field where we were watching the birds and a pair of kestrels.

Between absence from the computer and illness, I have not shared as many posts as I would have liked this week. I have also noticed that pingbacks are not always getting 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.

As always there were some superb contributions this week and I would like to thank  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 and all contributions will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Come and join in!



The crazing of tissue-paper skin

Wears memories

No-one remembers.


Wrinkles trace a story

No-one reads…

Forgotten tears

And laughter shared in love.


They do not speak;

The shadow people,

Old and discarded,

No-one hears.


Bodies once sharpened

By passion

And countless tomorrows,

Now count the pills

To break the silence.


Their fire has died,

Their hearths are empty,

For want of care.

Their gaze turns inwards

Seeing a time their lips have lost

When no-one came.


Empty houses,

Once warm and welcoming,

Broken by neglect

And peopled by ghosts

That remember summer.


You are my home

And I will not forget.


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

Reinventions by Reena

Bobby Fairfield

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

Trent P. McDonald


Jane Dougherty Writes

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Ken at rivrvlogr

Lady Lee Manila

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Willow at willowdot21

Michael at Morpeth Road

The Bag Lady

Leena at Soul Connection

Neel Anil Panicker

Rose English

Helen Jones from Journey to Ambeth

Sree at Sreeblogs

Joelle LeGendre at Two on a Rant

Stuart France

Jessica Bakkers

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Emma Hyde

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

man’s poetry

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Noelle Granger of Sayling Away

Ken at rivrvlogr

Bobby Fairfield

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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28 Responses to Photo prompt round up – Derelict #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    So many sue!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. floridaborne says:

    Wow! Powerful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. hrh66 says:

    Thanks, I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s stories on this prompt. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    Sue’s round-up 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. memadtwo says:

    Beautiful poem, Sue. And another wonderful group of responses. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. noelleg44 says:

    Such a stimulation of creativity!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. reocochran says:

    This made me sentimental about homesteads and left behind homes. . . Beautiful, poignant and haunting in tone, Sue. xo 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  9. A lovely take on this prompt, Sue. Very unique.


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