Photo prompt round up – Crow #writephoto



Dark winged messenger
Silhouetted at daybreak
Seldom overlooked
Superstition notices
Portents anticipated


Battle-weary birds
Returning old death to life
Much mistunderstood
Offering a final gift
Complete for us the cycle


Thought and memory
Mingled and confused recall
Old fears and folk tales
Still branded with prejudice
Watching mankind with sorrow


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on my back doorstep, one wintery dawn. The crow was silhouetted against a shell-pink sky…an irresistable shot, but although pretty, it lacked something…hence the black and white version.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week.

As always, I have shared as many contributions as I could during the week, but the sheer volume of entries we are getting now makes it impossible to reblog all of them!  I schedule reblogs as posts come in, until I run out of space. All the posts are listed below, please click on the links below to read them 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. All contributions will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

If you have written a post for this challenge and it does not appear in the round-up, please leave a link to your post in the comments and I will add it to the list.

Come and join in!

Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

Jordan Corley at Unpredictable Affairs

KL Caley at new2writing

Frank J. Tassone

Emma Hyde

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Meena at Balcony Sunrise

Divya Chatty at The World in my Eyes

Wallie’s Wentletrap

Ken at rivrvlogr

The Invisible Girl

Penny Wilson Writes

Chris Jensen at Deleted Angel

Suzanne at Calm and Chaos

The Bag Lady

Martha Frei at freidenkerin

Vivian Zems at Smell the Coffee

Stoner on a Rollercoaster

Jane Dougherty Writes

Denise Aileen DeVries at Bilocalalia

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Anurag at Jagah Dil Mein Honi Chahiye

Sight at Journey

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Reinventions by Reena

D. Avery at Shift N Shake

Raymond Roy

Daniel C. Julian at Word Florilegium

Joelle LeGendre at Two on a Rant

Sal at Everything and Nothing

Michael at Morpeth Road

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Elizabeth at Tea and Paper

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

Doctor in High Heels

James at Powered by Robots

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes


Kim Russell from Writing in North Norfolk

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Iain Kelly

Trent P. McDonald

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Sarah at fmme writes poems

Bobby Fairfield

Willow at willowdot21

Leena at Soul Connection

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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10 Responses to Photo prompt round up – Crow #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Great takes, yet again Sue!


  2. The Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  3. Wonderful poem about these misunderstood birds, Sue. And “wow” to the response! That’s awesome. 🙂


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