Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt – #writephoto messenger

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corvid in flight - Sue Vincent

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When I initially saw the photograph, I couldn’t think of anything to write for this prompt. On my way to work yesterday, however, I was looking at the bare branches of the trees and thinking about how flammable they are. This thought led me on to the terrible recent fires that were experienced in Knysna, South Africa, and this poem jumped into my head.

The watcher

The dry branches

reach up beseechingly,

As if imploring

for redemption

from a horrifying fate.


Wispy tendrils

of grey smoke

float up searchingly,

A promise of what’s to come.


A crackle and flicker,

The flames leap and dance,

The bird takes to flight

circling round and round,

Watching and waiting.

By Robbie Cheadle

Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. 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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One Response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt – #writephoto messenger

  1. Thank you for sharing, Sue.


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