CCC73: In a Dell

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #73

beside a stream, within dream
beside a track, that fell from a back
in a dell, fed by a green well
in a cot, that no hands got
covered and buried, by a shrub darkly berried
guarded and railed, by seven false trials
there the swan-lord hid his treasure
yours to find if you have the leisure


The photo shows a hidden green dell squeezed between a leafyΒ  lane and the River Wensum, with a metal-box container (used as a shed or a stable?)

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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30 Responses to CCC73: In a Dell

  1. Sadje says:

    Mysterious place.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dale says:

    Such a beautiful picture (not gonna find an equivalent!)
    Wonderful story within your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A treasure box! Like the choice.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lynn Love says:

    Now, I’m pretty sure the swan-lord won’t want us all traipsing after his treasure! Love that imagery and the rhyme works really well with it too. Has a fairy tale feel to it. Nice

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Indira says:

    The poem goes well with the photograph. Imaginative ‘…swan-lord hid his treasure…’.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Brian Bixby says:

    “River Wensum” just sounds good.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I’m sure that’s a magical place and it’s a magical poem.

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