Photo prompt round-up: Stillness #writephoto


Even stone is moved

Shaped by a fluid caress

Fulfilling purpose

Stasis balanced by motion

Perfect partners in the dance


Distant horizons

Siren call to greater life

Being in stillness

Deep within the shadowed darkness

Tides of hope and courage rise


The photo for this week’s prompt  was taken on the little isle of Portland off the south coast of England. I was there several years ago as part of a trip to Dorset, in the days before we posted much about our journeys on the blog, though this picture was taken on an earlier trip, when my eldest son was still living in Weymouth in an appartment that looked out onto the sea. Life was very different for him then, before the attack that left him for dead in an alley. But even such trauma cannot touch the core of stillness where inner strength resides.


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week and to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual responses! A new prompt will be published later today. As always, 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 next Thursday.

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

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.

An invitation to writephoto writers…

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 writers to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my guest! Click here for details.

Come and join in!

Many thanks to this week’s contributors:

Leena at Soul Connection

Frank J. Tassone


Suzanne at Being in Nature

M. Brazfield at Words Less Spoken

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Chris Hewitt at I.Mused

with a stand-alone part two of a story… part one is here.

Kyt Wright

Jen Goldie

and a second piece from Jen

Kerfe Roig at K- Lines that Aim to Be

Rebecca Cutler at Beckie’s Mental Mess

Deborah at A Wise Woman’s Journey

Annette Rochelle Aben

Geoff Le Pard at TanGental

Teresa Smeigh at Tessa can do it

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Noah Weiss at Never a Worry

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Bobby Fairfield at When the pen takes control

Phillip Knight Scott at Reverie in Reverse

Tina Stewart Brakebill

Jan Malique at Strange Goings on in the Shed

Di at pensitivity101

Joe M at Does Writing Excuse Watching?

Leanne Lieu at Read and Write Here

Cheryl at The Bag Lady

Na’ama Yehuda

Honoré Dupuis at Of Glass and Paper

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Lady Lee Manila

Jane Dougherty Writes

Alethea Kehas at The Light Behind the Story

Iain Kelly

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Reena Saxena

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files with a late entry for last week’s prompt.

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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3 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Stillness #writephoto

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Sue, your poem is amazing. You mentioned your older son. Everything happens for s reason doesn’t it? Even the most horrendous occurances are not without reason. They say God or fate never hands us more than we can cope with 💜

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