Photo prompt round-up: Blade #writephoto


Where the errant knight

Pendragon of our epoch

Uniting the lands?

Defender of the helpless

Protecting fragile beauty.


Pure service unasked

Generosity unthanked

Bounty unremarked…

The green blades of earth will give

Until we have taken all


Seeking salvation

Awaiting a rescuer


We are both the Questing Beast

And the Blade that sets us free.


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Kilpeck Castle in Wales. We were on our way to a Silent Eye workshop, but took a rather long detour in order to visit Kilpeck Church, an extraordinary survivor from the early days of Christianity in the area, justly famous for its amazing carvings and the incredible corbels, but equally beautiful for its inner simplicity. We didn’t even know about the castle, so finding it, just behind the church, was a stroke of good fortune.

We were working on a new book at the time, a pictorial retelling of Arthurian tales that feature the Green Knight and Sir Gawain. Out came the came sword and cloak and we managed to get a fair few shots that we could use for the artwork in Mister Fox and the Green Man  without too many odd looks from other visitors… which is more than can be said for when we take Coyote out on a photo shoot! Oh, and for those who wondered, the ‘knight’ is Stuart.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week. I really appreciate everyone who has taken the time to create their own story from these prompts. I wish there was space to reblog all the contributions, as there are some beautiful pieces every week that I would love to reblog, but which come in after I have filled all the allocated slots.

All the posts are listed below, so please click on the links to read them and leave a comment for the author.

Thank you too, to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual resposes.

Pingbacks do not always come through… and I can miss things too, so 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.

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

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As there are usually too many contributions to reblog all of them every week, and so that we can get to know their writers, I would like to invite all writephoto regulars to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my guest! ‘Regulars’ does not mean you have to take part every week… Click here for details

Come and join in!


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

True George

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Deborah’s Deliberations

Kerfe Roig at methodtwomadness

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Maria at A Heart for Africa

An old one from me

Anneberly Andrews

Penny Wilson Writes

Adele at Notes to Women

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry


Jim at MHaiku Poetry

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Jan Malique at Strange Goings on in the Shed

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Bobby Fairfield

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Na’ama Yehuda

Neel Anil Panicker

Anurag Bakhshi at Jagahdilmein

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Michael at Morpeth Road

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

Di at pensitivity101

Kate at Everywhere and Nowhere

Kyt Wright

Iain Kelly

Jordis Fasheh from Jordy’s Streamings

Deepa at Sync with Deep

The Dark Netizen

Reena Saxena

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

Jane Dougherty Writes

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World


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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16 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Blade #writephoto

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Again last week the photo gave us lots of ancient leeway and all the entrees were different….that always amazes me the diversity. Your poem as ever brings it all together.
    Thank you again Sue, looking forward to today’s challenge.💜💜


  2. Ritu says:

    So happy to have been able to take part this week ❤️


  3. Wonderful poem, Sue ❤


  4. Patty says:

    Reblogged this on Campbells World.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. syncwithdeep says:

    lovely entries Sue.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Your poem is amazing, Sue! “The green blades of earth will give Until we have taken all” Wonderful!! I had fun with this.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. memadtwo says:

    The green blades of earth stayed with me too.
    A wonderful array of tales! (K)


  8. A powerful poem, Sue. A call to noble action. Great prompt and response.


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