Thursday photo prompt – Messenger #writephoto

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This  is  my  entry  for  Sue Vincent  of  Daily  Echo weekly  #writephoto. This  week  the  title  is  The  Messenger.

This  photo  suggested  a  harbinger, an awaited  new  life, a  carol maybe or  even Pagan.

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Cold  the  winter, bare  the  trees

The  berries are  all long  gone

Harsh  the  wind , the  water set  to  freeze

Still, hush all around  not even a  bird’s  song.


Expectant  they  wait, as  they  always do

For  the  flap  of  wings  that brings  the  news

Frost in  the  morning  and  the  evening  too

Tempers  fray and  sort  is the  fuse.


Finally  his  wings  are  heard approaching

Excitement  grows  for  the  news  he  brings

He has  seen  the  change  encroaching

The dark  has reached  it’s  length,  he  sings


The messenger,  the  lone  black  Raven

Tells them  they  have  reached  the  Soltice

Rejoice and  make  your praise  to  heaven

The Light will now  return, we can prepare  the  feast.




43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zumpoems
    Jul 13, 2017 @ 16:07:01

    Consistently good! (One minor typo: Soltice)


  2. Sue Vincent
    Jul 13, 2017 @ 16:17:11

    Love this, Willow 🙂 A lovely rhythm too.


  3. frankhubeny
    Jul 13, 2017 @ 17:16:23

    Nice phrase: “The dark has reached it’s length”


  4. Ritu
    Jul 13, 2017 @ 17:18:44

    Love it sis!!!


  5. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jul 14, 2017 @ 02:06:39

    I really love this, Willow. 💙💙


  6. Michael
    Jul 14, 2017 @ 03:27:53

    Beautifully written willow, well done to you.


  7. Prajakta
    Jul 14, 2017 @ 04:40:31

    The coming of light… Always a good way 🙂 Great poem!


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  9. Judy E Martin
    Jul 16, 2017 @ 14:05:41

    This was wonderful, Willow. 🙂


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  11. Rowena
    Jul 20, 2017 @ 11:50:34

    I love it, Willow. There’s a resonance through this. I particularly love: “The dark has reached it’s length, he sings.
    It’s Winter here at the moment, so I know that anticipation for the arrival of Spring. We have mild winters here, but through blogging I read about that intense waiting. The arrival of that first green shoot through the snow.
    xx Rowena


    • willowdot21
      Jul 20, 2017 @ 16:35:15

      I was hoping to get the feel of a pagan or early Christian Carole. Welcoming the Solstice is as old as humans! I am glad you like that line, more than on person has liked it as do I . I know what you mean about awaiting the arrival of spring, we are enjoying our summer …. A good one so far! ☺️💜


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