Said the stone
Sun has had his way
Now you are naught
Sun has burnished me
Bright red, you see
Aye! Look at me!
Replied the wood
Sun has taken
And soft white bark
He made me old
And lifeless, stark
But long ago
I spread my seed
Upon this earth
And when rains came
My children grew
For water is
It nurtures me
And though I’ve died
I’ve left my flock
Who feed on earth
Which, once, was rock!
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.
- 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 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:
- Add a comment on this post to announce your response
- Apply the tag “Pic and a Word Challenge” to your post
Just one glorious Blue this week. Thank you CJ! =)
(And a late edition from Jennifer, too. 😉 )
View all the Pic and a Word Challenges on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.