Reclaimed – #writephoto




Crumbled walls, rotten rafters,

Exposed, derelict,

Structure reclaimed by Nature;

Cosy cottage no longer.


Amongst the ruins

Varied wildlife seeks shelter:

Birds on beams, dormice,

Insects in the undergrowth;

Not a house, yet still a home.


Emma H, age 26, 30/05/2017

A bit of a rushed tanka so not my best, but written in response to Sue Vincent’s interesting and expressive #writephoto Derelict prompt. Thanks once again Sue!


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