Photo prompt round-up: Dance #writephoto


Veiled in morning mist

Echoes of an ancient past

Enchant the watchers

Drawn as one into the Dance

A dance of light unbroken


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in Cornwall at the Merry Maidens stone circle, known in Cornish as Dans Maen the Stone Dance.  Legend says that a circle of maidens were turned to stone for dancing on the sabbath to the music of the Pipers… who were also petrified and now stand, a pair of monoliths some ten feet tall, a short distance away.

The legend is obviously a relatively modern one, as the maidens were punished for dancing on a day that is sacred in Christianity. But it may hold a clue to the rites once celebrated here when it was first built, between three and a half and four and a half thousand years ago.

The circle is part of a wider ceremonial landscape, with a barrow cemetery and at least one other stone circle, now destroyed, close by. There is also the remains of a passage grave close to the field entrance where the stones now dance.


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!

Christine Bialczak at Stine Writing

Lisa Coleman at Our Eyes Open

The Indishe

Amanda J. Smith at In the Wright

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

Michael at Morpeth Road

Pamela at Butterfly Sand

Geoff Le Pard at TanGental

Janette Bendle at What She Wrote Next

Jules at Jules Pens Some Gems

Lady Lee Manila

Nascent Ederren at The Ederren

Nima Mohan at The Tenth Zodiac

Aseem Rastogi at Transition of Thoughts

Pendantry at Wibble

Ken Gierke at rivrvlogr

Annette Kalandros at Hearing The Mermaids Sing

Kim Blades

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

Honoré Dupuis at Of Glass and Paper

Reena Saxena

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Kerfe Roig at K- Lines that Aim to Be

Noah Weiss at Never a Worry

Na’ama Yehuda

Cheryl at The Bag Lady

and also a post linked  to a previous prompt

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Neel Anil Panicker

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Di at pensitivity101

Brian F. Kirkham at The Inkwell


Goff James at Art, Photography and Poetry

Dr. Crystal Grimes at Mystical Strings

Lee Ann at The Unfocused Life

Alethea Kehas at The Light Behind the Story

Kitty’s Verses

Wallie’s Wentletrap

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Deepa at Sync with Deep

Sadje at Keep it Alive


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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21 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Dance #writephoto

  1. pendantry says:

    I’m in awe of the effort you put into this, Sue! Good work!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. michnavs says:

    Wow there are really many wonderful writers who joined in..thanks Sue.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lisa Coleman says:

    Reblogged this on Open Your Eyes Too! and commented:
    Another awesome week of talented writers for Sue Vincen’ts #WritePhoto.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jules says:

    “…A dance of light unbroken”
    I think a poetic way of saying hope is eternal.
    Than you for the his/herstory of the place.


  5. Patty says:

    Reblogged this on Campbells World.

    Liked by 1 person

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