Longevity ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #31

Life & Death & Stone, Kata Tjuta (The Oglas), Northern Territory, Australila
In a duel of longevity
Between stone and the living
I would never bet
On life not winning

Though life seems so
While stone seems so
Well, eternal

Life finds a way
Life renews decay
Life gives birth
Then dies, with legacy

While stone erodes
Stone cracks and shatters
Stone turns to sand
And then to dust, that matters

Borne on the wind
Of time and mem’ry
Stone’s legacy becomes
The soil which feeds me

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
Northern Territory, Australia

Taken during travels, 1994

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

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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 connected… This week, let”s go for the long haul!

Last week’s challenge: Connection
Coastal Sunset, Pacific Coast Highway, North of San Francisco, California, United States of America
Challenge #30 ~ Connection

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #30 was Connection, along with this photograph of couple enjoying a sunset along the Northern California coastline.Four bloggers connected this week. Thanks everyone!