Tranquility ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #57

Sand and Sandstone, Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United states of America
I find tranquility
In the simplest things

Nature’s harmony
Of shade and tone and texture
The way the gull finds the air
Which lifts him into the sky
The foamy leading edge
Of the wave lapping at my feet
Soft light through a rain-spattered window
With a good book and a cozy couch

Because it is simplicity
Tranquility is mine to have
At any time
It is only a breath away
Then let the complexity
Fall from my mind

Canyon Wall
Bryce Canyon National Park
United States of America

Taken during travels, 1996

Last week we contemplated Creation. This week? Let’s find Tranquility, or find some other subject or theme in this photograph of a canyon wall at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

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
  • 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’s challenge: Creation
Light and Shadow, Fraserwood Studio, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #56 ~ Creation
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #56 was Creation, along with this photograph of a light rays streaming through a lattice wall.

One splendid pair of spires this week. Thank CJ! =)

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.