Where the errant knight
Pendragon of our epoch
Uniting the lands?
Defender of the helpless
Protecting fragile beauty.
Pure service unasked
The green blades of earth will give
Until we have taken all
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.
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
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Many thanks to this weeks contributors: