Mingh Sha Shan, The Mountains of Singing Sands, Dunhuang, Gansu Province, The People's Republic of China

Pic and a Word Challenge #6 ~ Time

It’s only time, you know
That perfect line in nature
Whatever the process which created it
Whether physics, chemistry or biology

The line is just a moment in time
Created over time
And this moment
Is simply a snapshot

Held still

In nature
The line is always in motion
Because it is time
And time never stands still

Ming Sha Shan
The Mountains of Singing Sands
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: Curiosity

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #5 was Curiosity, along with this photograph of a young monk peeking into the temple where elder monks are chanting.

We’ve had a few great responses this week: