Tumult ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #107

Tumult, Athabasca Falls, Athabasca River, Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Like the water
Calm as a lake
With not so much
As a breezy ripple
So am I

Let the world
Fall away
Lose my ground
And a mighty tumult
Become I


Let ground
Rise up

I meet the earth
With one deep breath
Becalmed once more
Like the settled water
So am I

Athabasca Falls
Icefields Parkway
Jasper National Park
Alberta, Canada

Taken during travels, 2017

Last week we took account of Numbers. This week, let’s ride the Tumult. Or find something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of Athabasca Falls, in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sundays.

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: Numbers
Countdown, Fibreco Export Inc., North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #106 ~ Numbers
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #106 was Numbers, along with this photograph of lake and mountains smothered by wildfire smoke in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Five responses to Numbers 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.