Monuments ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #78

Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, New Delhi, India
We reach for the heavens
Building monuments
To our highest ideals

Gods and philosophy
Politics and economy

Then fall
To our basest instincts

Defending them
Proselytising them
Exploiting them

Some day
As a species

We will rise
To the heights

Of the monuments
We once built

Reaching for Heaven
Jama Masjid Mosque
Chandni Chowk (in Old Delhi)
New Delhi, India

Taken during travels, 2017

Last week we were Iconic. This week? Let’s stand in awe of Monuments, or seek something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of a the formidable Jama Masjid Mosque in New Delhi, 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: Iconic

Monkey on a Rooftop, Red Fort beyond, Chandni Chowk, in Old Delhi, New Delhi, India
Challenge #77 ~ Iconic
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #77 was Iconic, along with this sunrise photograph of a monkey on a rooftop in New Delhi, India.

Three perfectly Iconic responses this week. Thanks everyone! =)

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