The Prison of Her Heart

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And she takes another step.
A step towards the gap.
The gap in the wall.
The wall of her prison.
The prison of her heart.

I’ve been nominated by afairymind over at Storyteller’s Abode to participate in the 5 Photos / 5 Stories Black and White Photo Challenge. She has been posting some great photos with some very compelling stories to accompany them and I’ve enjoyed reading along with her for the last 5 days. This is my first post for this 5 day challenge.

I have done a version of this challenge twice before (last year) and enjoyed it immensely. I accepted the challenge this time because I would like to spend some time writing something to go with the images. I started doing that a while ago, but things got busy and challenges came up so I stopped.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this. I’d like to invite my fellow photography buddy to join me in this challenge – Lucile at Bridging Lacunas. Lucile also hosts the Photo101 Rehab Clinic, which is such a cool place to share your work, please check it out if you haven’t already 🙂

The rules of the 5 Photos-5 Stories challenge are:
1) To post a photo every day for 5 days
2) To write a story to accompany your photo for 5 days (this can be fiction or non-fiction, a page, a paragraph or a poem)
3) To nominate a different person each day

Some information on this photo. I took this photo on my last day of my first trip to the UK. I spent a couple of hours at Windsor Castle before my late night flight home. It was a long day and a sad one, I really didn’t want to leave, I fell in love with England, it just felt like home to me. What a gorgeous place to spend two weeks.

And a quick note on the words. I wanted to use song lyrics as inspiration. The first line (And she takes another step) is the first line of a song called “Two Beds and a Coffee Machine” by Brisbane band, Savage Garden. I love this song, it’s beautiful and poetic.

I took this photo with my Olympus OMD EM5 camera, with the 17mm macro lens (35mm equivalent) at f/8.0, 1/125s and ISO400. I had two weeks of glorious weather while I was there but this last day it started to rain. I like to think that the country knew I was leaving and was sad too. Silly, aren’t I?!

x desleyjane

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. What an interesting shot… How narrow of a window…
    I too love England and I’m sure it was hard to leave… Hope you’ll get back there soon!
    Cheers and happy weekend!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lia. Yes back there soon! Have a great weekend too xx.

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  2. Congrats. You are a poet and photographer extraordinaire. I’m jealous. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL, stop it! I can’t compete with you poetry geniuses 🙂
      But thank you! x

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      1. I can’t take a photo like you can :p

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Well lucky we all have our skills 🙂
          Thank hun.

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  3. Have fun with your new challenges! Looking forward to your writing. You have really kept yourself busy! Beautiful photo.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much. This photo is from the archive. I’ve been finishing up work at the end of each day and setting up some posts to schedule, makes it easier for those days when I’m away 😉

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      1. We have thought of that but there is just no time. We’ll see.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I was supposed to have dinner with my parents and some visiting family tonight but the visitors postponed until tomorrow morning, so I stayed home and am setting up some posts, or at least getting some started 😉

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          1. Great idea. Do it while the time is available. Makes it that much more fun at the end.

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  4. brittabottle says:

    Lovely work, DesleyJane! The picture and the poem are absolutely perfect for each other.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks dear Britta.

      Like

  5. "Bethie" says:

    The words you wrote and the b&w photo were a perfect match.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Bethie, I appreciate that!

      Like

  6. tildy1 says:

    You are a poet! Interesting photo too.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Tildy 😀

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  7. Sam Rappaz says:

    What a cool photo and the poem is just lovely. Ah Desley dearest, you make me smile 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you Sam xxxx.

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  8. afairymind says:

    Great picture and poem, Desley. The image works really well in black and white. Thanks for joining in with the Challenge. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      My pleasure and thank you for inviting me!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Andy Townend says:

    Your feelings about England are oddly similar to mine for Australia….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Well I can only say that you need to visit again!

      Liked by 1 person

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