Photo prompt round up – Messenger #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in the Derbyshire village of Foolow, close to where the Silent Eye hold our annual weekend workshop every April.

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. Pingbacks do not always get through.

With a phenomenal number of superb contributions this week, 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, as always,  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!


Funereal flight
Bad news arrives on dark wings
Dreaded harbinger
Cursed as carrion’s cleaner
Patrolling the battlefield

Bird of Apollo
Divinity’s messenger
Guiding the Crossing
Mediating life and death
Shimmering in the sunlight

Speaker of wisdom
Knowing beyond intellect
Thought and memory
Hooded wings hold protection
And thou art black but comely

Perspectives differ
Each culture knows your presence
According respect
Do you laugh at our stories
Or shape-shift to redeem them


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

Trent P. McDonald


Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Reinventions by Reena

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

A writer’s beginning

Craig Towsley

Jane Dougherty Writes

Willow at willowdot21

Neel Anil Panicker

Kim from Writing in North Norfolk

Sandi from Flip Flops Every day

Leena at Soul Connection

Isabel Caves


Frank Hubeny

Michael at Morpeth Road

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Jael Sook at God’s Chair

Stuart France

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Sarah Brentyn at Lemon Shark Reef

Joelle LeGendre at Two on a Rant

Ashwini at Kaleidoscope of my life

Emma Hyde

Sree at Sreeblogs

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Robbie Cheadle

 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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22 Responses to Photo prompt round up – Messenger #writephoto

  1. managed to maintain my 100% record of non-inclusion in the round-up, still enjoy participating though

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rowena says:

    What an incredible poem. I thought this was an absolute classic. Loved it.
    xx Rowena


  3. memadtwo says:

    Crows do always manage to get our attention. And I’ve definitely heard them laugh. (K)


  4. Wonderful mythic feel to your poem, Sue. And I have some reading to do! Great participation as always. 😀


  5. Pamela Morse says:

    I love the inclusion of Apollo …and shape shifting. Meaningful poem.


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  7. Ritu says:

    Wonderful entries as always Sue!


  8. willowdot21 says:

    I like your poem Sue, the crow, raven, jacdor all well known messengers.This week’s entries has all been fabulous💜


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