Photo prompt round-up: Wistful #writephoto

Memories remain

Moments of joyous freedom

Nourishing the soul

In wistful sanctuary

We birth a new beginning


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Ilkley, up on the moors above the old quarry behind the Cow and Calf rocks. It is a magical place for me and has, in a strange way, been my heart’s home since childhood.

Oddly enough, I chose both the photo and prompt word before the nation went into mass quarantine and began looking wistfully out of windows. While my role as a carer takes me out to work every day, and I am lucky enough to live in a fairly rural area, so I do get to enjoy the waking spring mornings, like everyone else I am thinking wistfully of the freedom to roam the wild places.

Thank you to everyone who took part, visited or reblogged the posts or left comments for their authors.

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!

Thank you to all Contributors!

Please click the links to read and comment on the author’s site.

Jane Dougherty Writes

Artie & Stu

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Leanne Lieu at Read and Write Here

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Jules at Jules Pens Some Gems

Kerfe Roig at K- Lines that Aim to Be

Christine Bialczak at Stine Writing

Wallie’s Wentletrap

Honoré Dupuis at Of Glass and Paper

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

The Indishe

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

Lady Lee Manila

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Kim Blades

Geoff Le Pard at TanGental


Nascent Ederren at The Ederren

Jen Goldie

Brian F. Kirkham at The Inkwell

Frank J. Tassone

Craig Towsley at A Bunch of Dumb Words in a Row

Joe M at Does Writing Excuse Watching?

Keith Hillman at Keith’s Ramblings

Goff James at Art, Photography and Poetry

Cheryl at The Bag Lady

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Alethea Kehas at The Light Behind the Story

Iain Kelly

Reena Saxena

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Di at pensitivity101

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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17 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Wistful #writephoto

  1. Jules says:

    Will we ever go back fully to the freedoms that were?
    Just as differing wars or ‘depressions’ in time have left lasting imprints on other generations…

    May we continue to be able to enjoy some freedoms as we are shuttered by social distancing.
    Continue to be safe. I help a particular older neighbor, we have made some modifications for dealing with doctors appointments and bringing take-out in.

    Stay safe.


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I imagine there will be changes when we come out of the other side of the current crisis, but I cannot see the public being happy about curtailing our freedom long-term.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jules says:

        I was thinking of the children and grands… More washing of hands, keeping some social distancing… becoming just a tad paranoid about supplies… I still have a neighbor who living through the tail end of WWII, while generous in other regards still will not get his favorite canned soup unless it is on sale.


        • Sue Vincent says:

          Many people are already too distanced from each other… so that may become a problem, if we are ‘taught’ to fear human contact, we risk raising a generation afraid to show affection unless we handle this situation with love and care.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Jules says:

            We already have had that issue of non-contact. I used to teach pre-schoolers. I cannot tell you the year, but because of fears of inappropriate ‘touching’ many schools would not allow for diaper changes – the child had to be able to go on their own… and no hugging was allowed. A sad state… now further complicated by fear of the spread of disease.


  2. What a beautiful place and accompanying poem to honor it.


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