Photo prompt round-up: Dusk #writephoto


Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home

(Extract from William Wordsworth – Intimations of Immortality)


Long ago, when the world and I were much younger than we are today, my grandfather sent me these lines in a letter that still exists, tucked away in one of my diaries. These few lines seemed to encapsulate all my beliefs, though Wordsworth’s vision of divinity may have been rather different from my own. This picture always makes me think of those ‘trailing clouds’.

Some who have responded to the prompt have seen a darker hue in the image, and Wordsworth’s poem captures that too:

The clouds that gather round the setting sun
Do take a sober colouring from an eye
That hath kept watch o’er man’s mortality

Poetry of this calibre can say what no other medium can; it suggests, illuminates and hint at wordless wonders that speak directly to the imagination and the heart.


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken when we visited the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, one January day. The tide came in,  cutting the island off from the mainland and, being winter, we had the gift of wandering its shores without the hordes of summer tourists. We watched the sun set over the ancient Abbey and the sea in that perfect peace that is broken only by the cry of the gull.


Far from the world’s noise
A silver sea reflecting
Pilgrims watch the sun
A solitary moment
At one with all creation


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week. There were so many contributions that I could not reblog all of them, however, all the posts are listed below, so please click on the links below to read them and leave a comment for the author!

A new prompt will be published later today. I will reblog as many contributions as possible as they come in and all of them will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Pingbacks do not always come through… 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:

Leena at Soul Connection

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Martha at Freidenkerin’s Weblog

Noah Weiss at Never a Worry

D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror

Wallie’s Wentletrap

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Sascha Darlington

Bobby Fairfield

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Devil Doll Musings

Jane Dougherty Writes

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Reinventions by Reena

Robbie Cheadle at Robbie’s Inspiration

Neel Anil Panicker

Suzanne at Calm and Chaos

Neha at Forgotten Meadows

Frank J. Tassone

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Penny Wilson Writes

Does writing excuse watching?

A Galore of Words

Michael at Morpeth Road

Anurag Bakhshi at Jagah Dil Mein Honi Chahiye

Scott Bailey at The House of Bailey

Willow at willowdot21

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Frank Hubeny

Iain Kelly

Vivian Zems at Smell the Coffee

Lady Lee Manila

Eric Pone at Backyard Knowledge

James at Powered by Robots

The Urban Spaceman

Sarah at fmme writes poems

Kim Russell from Writing in North Norfolk

Trent P. McDonald

Kim Blades

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

Life at 17


a haiku in the comments from Joelle LeGendre

and one from me

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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25 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Dusk #writephoto

  1. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up: Dusk #writephoto — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo | O LADO ESCURO DA LUA

  2. The Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  3. Ritu says:

    That is an immense response Sue 🙂


  4. willowdot21 says:

    Great summing up for us Sue, with your words and William Wordworth’s, what an apt name!
    Great entries as always 💜😊


  5. Thanks, Sue! 😀


  6. memadtwo says:

    What beautiful words! Thanks Sue. (K)


  7. These are words which repay all the reflection you bestow on them 🙂


  8. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    dusk round-up 🙂


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  10. Beautiful poems and I love your reflections on Wordsworth and the “trailing clouds.” A wonderful prompt. 🙂


  11. A lovely poem, Sue. An amazing response this week. It interests me which photos illicit the biggest response.


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