Assemblage #writephoto

The Photo Prompt: Wicker

A walk in the forest reveals character,
the too-smooth perfect bark of white cedar
alongside the pocked husk of a dead relation
not yet upended, bustling home to woodpeckers
and nuthatches; mossy trunks of ancient
fir spirits, rooted then and now
in the goddess’ good earth;

Long before humans roamed these woods,
forest kinfolk called by others Druantia
visualized their own forms, gathering first
the dying limbs of relations who gathered
about in free association following
each sylph’s template, finally crowning
tops to denote distinct identities,
informing other beings who may then
behold them without trepidation
in their three-dimensional world;

Rituals practiced by the faithful remained,
in form or invisible, and as the greatest
of sacred numbers was three, a trio
of Druantia would venture forth to bless
open ground, threatened then and now
by strangers fearing to enter the dank
of their cool, dark forest home.

All photos Β©Bela Johnson 2019

Posted in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt


30 thoughts on “Assemblage #writephoto

    1. Thanks, Renee! I’ve never done anything like this before on WordPress-prompts, that is. When I have the time as I do now (because the sun is getting more intense as summer approaches, and my skin just won’t take it out in the garden, save for early morning and evening), it’s a delight to create this way. πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ’•

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    1. Well, thank you, Balroop. I appreciate your comments. Fun doing this prompt, now I have some time to devote to WP. At least while it’s too hot to work! AlohaπŸ’•


    1. Thank you, my friend. I certainly appreciate it. The UK has boatloads of magic I can’t wait to go and experience again. But it’s a matter of stumbling across sacred sites, as Stonehenge and the like are, I am sure, overrun and tapped out. I got lucky in Ireland, and hope to travel again soon to your part of the world, maybe Scotland this time or Wales. πŸ˜πŸŒΊπŸ€—

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