Thursday photo prompt: Clouded #writephoto

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Welcome to this week’s #writephoto prompt!

You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which was published earlier today.

Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as time and space allows, usually in the order in which they are submitted.

All posts will be featured in the weekly round-up on Thursday 20th August, linking back to the original posts of contributors.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

Submit your link by noon (GMT) Wednesday 19th August.

Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here) and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up. If you link to any…

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A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms

Brahms was a composer, pianist, and conductor. He spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Brahms composed for orchestras, chamber ensembles, organ, piano and voice. A virtuoso pianist he premiered many of his own works himself. He is grouped with Bach and Beethoven as one of the ‘Three B’s’ of music...

Recorder Sonata by Georg Philipp Telemann

Telemann was a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He became a composer against his family’s wishes and was almost self-educated musically. Before settling in Hamburg in 1721 as a musical director of the city’s five main churches, he held important positions in Leipzig, Eisenach, and Frankfurt. He is one of the most prolific composers in history and considered to be one of the leading composers of the time...

The Barbary Apes of Gibraltar – photos

Opher's World

The Barbary apes aren’t apes at all – they are tailless monkeys, Barbary macaques, who originated in the Atlas mountains of Morocco and were probably brought to Gibraltar by the Muslims when they invaded Europe.

I do adore monkeys. I always wanted a pet one but it isn’t very ethical.

These particular monkeys are doing very well. They first prospered because of the myth that the rock would always be British while the apes were there – so the British fed and nurtured them. Now they are a major tourist attraction and get fed and pampered.

Technically they are wild – though because they get fed and looked after, they have no fear of people and are dependent on humans.

They seemed to be enjoying themselves posing for photos.

These Barbary Macaques are the only wild monkeys left in Europe (apart from my grandchildren).

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GrannyMoon’s Weekly Feast 9-16 Aug 2020! Thanks for reading my blog!

GrannyMoon's Morning Feast

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Blessed be my little witch. To those who came before and those who will come after, know that the Goddess is with you always. Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed. ~GrannyMoon

Remember dear humans, fresh air, sunshine, and communing with nature is the best medicine. It is good for our immune system. It also lifts the spirits and it breaks up the monotony of “social distancing!” How are you doing?

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The NEW MOON always rises at sunrise
And the FIRST QUARTER at noon.
The FULL MOON always rises at sunset
And the LAST QUARTER at midnight.
~The New Orleans Mistic

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Dark Moon – Time to Rest
New Moon – Time to Begin New Projects; Birth; Attraction
Waxing Moon – Time to Grow; Increase
Full Moon – Time to be Fulfilled; Abundance
Waning Moon – Time to Banish; Decrease
Last Sliver of Moon – Time to Die; Letting…

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Barge Haulers on the Volga by Ilya Repin

One of the foremost advocates of naturalistic representation from any artistic era Repin defined essence of Russian Realism. From the humble beginnings of his birth he became an artist of bedazzling skill and insight, creating technically skilled work which conveyed a deep sensitivity to human emotion and suffering, and to historical and political events. Repin was committed to the spirit of the peasant class of his roots which allowed his art to be a humane social commentary. Despite being highly critical of Tsarist oppression his work brought him fame within state institutions. It is perhaps ironic that as an adopted patriarch of drab Social Realism the power of his work resonates much further than that milieu or any narrow context....

Daddy by Sylvia Plath

Plath was a poet, short-story writer, and novelist. Best-known for advancing the genre of confessional poetry through her published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel she won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1982. Plath married the poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and they lived firstly in America then moved to England. The couple had two children before separating in 1962...

A Reason to Fight by Disturbed

Disturbed is a heavy metal band from Chicago, formed in 1994. The line-up includes David Draiman on vocals, guitarist/keyboardist Dan Donegan, John Moyer on bass, and drummer Mike Wengren. With sales over 17 million they are one of the most successful bands of the modern era alongside Slipknot and Godsmack. The band has released seven studio albums, five consecutively debuting at number one on the Billboard 200...

Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe

Poe was a writer, editor, and critic, best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre through poetry and short stories. He was a central figure of Romanticism in the USA and one of the earliest practitioners of the short story. He was the first well-known American writer to earn a living from writing alone, leading to a financially difficult life and career....

Thursday photo prompt: Fantasy #writephoto

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Welcome to this week’s #writephoto prompt!

You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which was published earlier today.

Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as time and space allows, usually in the order in which they are submitted.

All posts will be featured in the weekly round-up on Thursday 13th August, linking back to the original posts of contributors.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

Submit your link by noon (GMT) Wednesday 12th August.

Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here) and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up. If you link to…

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Blade Runner by Vangelis

Vangelis is a musician and composer of progressive, electronic, ambient, jazz and orchestral music. He is best-known for his Academy award winning score to Chariots of Fire and also composing scores for Blade Runner, Antarctica, Conquest of Paradise and Alexander. From a career spanning over 50 years Vangelis is considered one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music...

Break Point

Megan Cornecki sat in her bedsit with an electric shaver in her hand the day after watching the annihilation of the crowd of innocent people in the market square. Desperate people but innocent....

The Wheel of the Year

In honour of changing spiritual seasons in life, witches and pagans celebrate eight annual sabbats. These sabbats mark the eight annual passages of both spiritual and earthly energy. The wheel of the year is comprised of the eight sabbats. Each celebration comes under either greater or lesser sabbats....

A 19 by László Moholy-Nagy

Maholy-Nagy was a painter, photographer, and a professor at the Bauhaus school. He was influenced by constructivism and an advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. He collaborated works with other artists, including Lucia Maholy (his first wife), Marcek Breuer, Herbert Bayer, and Walter Gropius. However, his greatest accomplishment is the School of Design in Chicago, which is now part of the Illinois Institute of Technology...

Cars by Gary Numan

Gary Numan is a singer, musician, songwriter, composer, and record producer. He began his career in the music industry as the frontman for Tubeway Army. In 1979, Numan started his solo career with the album The Pleasure Principle...

A Moments Indulgence by Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore was a polymath, poet, musician, and artist. He is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1913 he was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature...

Get the Party Started by P!nk

‘Get the Party Started’ is the first single released from the album ‘Missundaztood’ by P!nk. An international hit, it reached the top ten in many countries, peaking at number one in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Romania, Spain, and Wallonia. In 2003, the song ranked at 185 in Q Magazines 1001 Best songs, and in 2019, number one in About.com’s The Top 100 Best Party Songs of All Time...

Who’s Who by Benjamin Zephania

Born and raised in the Handsworth district of Birmingham, UK, Zephaniah is a writer, dub poet and Rastafarian. He is dyslexic and attended an approved school but left at 13 years old unable to read or write. He was included in The Times list of Britain’s Top 50 post-war writers in 2008...