River ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #75

Trimurti Gurudatt Ashram, Ganga, The Ganges River, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
Ganga falls from Himalaya highs
To lap at feet
On sandy shore
In Rishikesh
Where it and I
Find some small tranquility
In the turmoil
Of inexorable change

Ganga, take me down
Down to distant sea
Where I become the drop
Which is, itself, the sea
And learn eternal peace
In oneness with the One

The Ganga
(The Ganges River)
Trimurti Gurudatt Ashram
Uttarakhand, India

Taken during travels, 2017

Back from my travels in India, so the Pic and a Word Challenge hiatus is finally over. Should be back to a weekly schedule, as usual. Thank you all for your patience!

Last week we pondered the Absurd. This week? Let’s follow the River down to the ocean, or find something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of Trimurti Gurudatt Ashram on the Ganga in Rishikesh, India.

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 — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:

  • Add a comment on this post to announce your response
  • Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge to your post

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: Absurd
Urban Cow, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Challenge #74 ~ Absurd

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #74 was Absurd, along with this photograph of an urban cow munching on refuse in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Two Absurd post this week. Thanks ladies! =)

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.