Pic and a Word Challenge #5 ~ Curiosity

May well have
Killed the cat

But it made
A man
Of the boy

Who watched
And listened
Then repeated

By triumph
And failure

Into wisdom
By learning

Young Tibetan Monk
Grabbing a peek at his elders, chanting
Labrang Si
Gansu Province, China

Taken during travels, 1998

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sunday mornings.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • You may use any title you like.
  • Your response can be words and/or an image
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image that you have created.
  • Place the challenge’s Pic (If you use it for inspiration) and Word prominently in your post
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response, you can also:

Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Have a great week!

Last week’s challenge: Nature

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #4 was Nature, along with this photograph of a friend standing atop a rocky outcropping along the California coast.

We’ve had a few great responses this week: