Moments ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #130

Angel of the Ganga, Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
There is a moment
A moment before
A moment after

Each with their own tenor
Their own flavour
Their own meaning

There is the overall
The changing times
The recollected meaning

Of a moment
Made up of moments
All part of another


I choose the moment
Within moments
To define a moment

Even the briefest moment
Never remains
The same moment

I am in the present
Remember the past
Look to the future

Which leads to questions
About this moment
Recorded for eternity

Have I captured an angel?
Or captured a pose?
I will never be quite sure.

Must one
The other?

Not that it matters

In one moment
She was an angel
And remains so, to me

Angelic Pose, Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Angelic Pose
Ganga Angel
Ganges River
Uttar Pradesh, India

Taken during travels, 2017

A challenge within a challenge: For Story, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challnge.

More about this moment posted as The Angel.

Last week we were explored our Imagination. This week, let’s reflect upon a Moment. Or find something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of a divine moment on the Ganges River, in Varanasi, India.

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: Imagination
Breathing Fire, New Brighton Park, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #129 ~ Imagination

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #129 was Imagination, along with this inverted photograph of industrial architecture reflected in Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, Canada.

Five fantastical responses to Imagination 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.