Games ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #83

Cricket Under The Lights, Ganga Banks (Ganges River) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India copy
The game of games
In every land
Its dreams
Of fame and glory
Roaring crowds
And adulation
Playing out
In young boy’s hearts
Under the lights
Imagining a stadium
Fans in every seat
A swing away
From eternal meaning

Cricket on the Ganga
Ganges River
Uttar Pradesh, India

Taken during travels, 2017

Last week we lit a Fire. This week? Let’s play a Games or find something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of young men playing cricket on the Ganges River banks in Varanasi, 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: Fire

Fire and the Boy, The Ganga (Ganges River), Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India copy
Challenge #82 ~ Fire
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #82 was Fire, along with this photograph of a young boy performing the Aarti Ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, India.

Three brilliant fires burned 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.