Bryce Canyon National Park, Hoodoos, Utah, Inited States

Erosion ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #15

The intermittent rain comes down
Over millions of years, seems steady
Washing away
Leaving spires and hoodoos
Revealing forms underlying

In the hoodoos
I see myself
The form revealed
Of what I am
From what I was

In practice and in seeking
Looking deep within
Eroding away
All that is not me
Revealing the me underlying

Bryce Canyon National Park
Utah, United States of America

Taken during travels, 1996

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:

  • Use any title you like.
  • Your response can be words and/or an image
  • Better if the words are your own
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image 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.

Last week shone brightly in the light… This week, dig deep, scrape away, expose the limits with Erosion. And have a great week!

Last week’s challenge: Light
Crease Building, Riverview Mental Hospital, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #14: Light
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #14 was Light, along with this photograph of an iron-barred window

Seven luminous posts this week. Thanks everyone!