Photo prompt round-up: Tranquil #writephoto


Caught by the stream
Flotsam and jetsom
Spiralling whirpools
Memories reflect themselves
In silent and unruffled pools
The river flows heedlessly onwards
Our tears and laughter define its essence


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on the banks of the river Wharfe in Ilkley, Yorkshire.The light in the photograph is strange and otherwordly. Careful editing would have corrected it, but I loved the lilac cast as a prompt.

Ilkley is a place I have loved all my life, mostly for the moors above the town and the memories that haunt every pathway… memories both my own and those of the far distant past of my people.

The rover that runs through the valley below is also a very special place. I paddled in its swift waters as a child, and as a woman watched herons fishing there. It was also one of the places we used during the workshops we ran there… and the scene of an act of potential folly that actually taught me a great deal…


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week…even sharing ‘extra’ poss, there was no way to reblog them all! I wish there was space to share 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.

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.

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 Reminder and an invitation

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!


Please leave your comments for the contributors

One from me…

Deborah’s Deliberations

Frank J. Tassone

Leena at Soul Connection

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Neel Anil Panicker

Bobby Fairfield

Maria at A Heart for Africa

Violet at Thru Violet’s Lentz

Padre’s Ramblings

Adele at Notes to Women

Penny Wilson Writes

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

Kerfe Roig at methodtwomadness

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

Luccia Gray at Re-reading Jane Eyre

Tina Stewart Brakebill

Michele Vecchitto at Writing and Reflections

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Na’ama Yehuda

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Ennle Madresan at Abandoned Amenities

Suzanne at Being in Nature

Christine Mallaband-Brown


Lady Lee Manila


Fandango at This, That and the Other

Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Jane Dougherty Writes

Kyt Wright

Sascha Darlington

Deborah at A Wise Woman’s Journey

Crushed Caramel

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Teresa Smeigh

Paula Light at Light Motifs II

Isabel Caves

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Ann Harrison-Barnes at Ann Writes Inspiration

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Di at pensitivity101

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

The Dark Netizen

Reena Saxena

Iain Kelly

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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13 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Tranquil #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Fantastic entries!


  2. Violet Lentz says:

    It is possible that the violet hue in the photo is a reflection of all these fine emotions you feel for this place. beautifully penned Sue.


  3. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely , I agree with Violet ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Reblogged this on Writing, events, competitions and even some self-penned bits and commented:
    Over 50 have joined in this week, great stuff and great fun to read or write.


  5. Always amazing entries, so many thoughts from one photo!! ❤


  6. memadtwo says:

    The camera often reveals things we might not normally see. The lilac is magical. (K)


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