Sunrise ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #79

Himalaya Foothills Sunrise V, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
Blue on blue
On blue on blue
Morning sun
Peeks on through

The clouds on high
The smoke below

But in my heart
The golden band
Offsets the black
Below the blue

The light which cuts
And penetrates

Ennobles sky
With amber hues
A crown upon
These broody blues

I rise into
New light of day

Himalaya Foothills Sunrise
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Uttarakhand, India

Taken during travels, 2017

Last week we payed homage Monuments. This week? Let’s get up for a Sunrise, or seek something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of a sunrise over the Himalaya foothills above Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 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: Monuments

Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, New Delhi, India
Challenge #78 ~ Monuments
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #78 was Monuments, along with this sunrise photograph of a monkey on a rooftop in New Delhi, India.

Three Monumental 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.