#writephoto – Swansong

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birds-se-ilkley-2015-uffington-avebury-hackpen-worcester-3Sue Vincent’s weekly #writephoto challenge is one of my favourite writing prompts. Her photos are always evocative and inspire a wide range of responses, as though she’s captured a little piece of storytelling magic in each image. Perhaps she has…
Here is my response to this week’s photo:
They call it a swansong
Our last brave moments
Like a song sung
on a dying breath, beautiful
Haunting notes across the water
A requiem
To me it is sadness
A lament for the end
A wish for things to stay
as they always were, golden
Sunlit glimmers on the water
Don’t leave me

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0 responses to “#writephoto – Swansong”

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    That is heartrending, Helen, Beautiful. x

  2. quillella says:

    When I saw the title of your post, I was expecting some sort of Ode to Supernatural Season 5, but I got this gorgeous poem instead! You really exceeded my expectations, and your photo is absolutely magical.

  3. Bernadette says:

    Your poem is gold just like the photo.????

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    All things must pass. <3

  6. macjam47 says:

    Lovely and magical.

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