Flattened and stilled
My taxi crawls
Toward a fogged-in airport
And grey hulks
Emerge from the dense fog
Into which the endless line
Of trucks, taxis and tuk-tuks
Standing between departure and I
Disappears with finality
Into the grey
Just three trucks ahead
A fighter jet hangs
In time and space
Altitude and speed
While the gateway
“Touch the sky
And the jet
So that the sky
And the world
Air Force Recruitment Center
Uttar Pradesh, India
Taken during travels, 2017
This week’s challenge responds to a few others:
- For the unforeseen impediments to our wanderlust we travellers must endure, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
- For the un-natural weirdness of this photo, Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
- For the fighter aircraft, the roadway and narrow sidewalk, and the travel story accompanying it, Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge.
Last week we found Emptiness. This week? Let’s set things in motion with Movement or find something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of suspended movement 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.
- 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
Six bloggers found something in the Emptiness this week. Sweet! =)
- Emptiness, by WoollyMuses
- Emptiness, by Dancing Echoes
- Emptiness, by LadyLeeManila
- Emptiness, by Serendipitous Web Life
- Emptiness, by Stuff and what if…
- Emptiness, by Collages
View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.