Naga, Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand

Detail ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #151

Enrapt in detail
Subtlety and nuance
Lovely and enthralling
I follow the forms
Savour the textures
Delight in the harmonics
Of ever-changing repetitions

Lost in the detail
Context and meaning
Evasive and fractured
I swirl in a sea of the minute
Fruitlessly distracted
Diverted from the present
By endless possibilities

So must I be alert
To the scale of perception
Find the balance between
A piece and the whole
A detail and its meaning
An event and its context

Newly Forming Naga
Wat Phra Kaew
Bangkok, Thailand

Taken during travels, 1995

Last week we expressed our Gratitude. This week, let’s take a close look at detail, or discover something else to inspire you in this photograph of the glorious hand-wrought detail in the plaster work of artisans renovating a temple in Bangkok, Thailand.

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
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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: Gratitude
Himalayan Foothills Sunrise, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
Challenge #150 ~ Gratitude

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #150 was Gratitude, along with this photograph of a glorious sunrise in the Himalayan foothills at Rishikesh, Uttarrakhand, India.

Eight bloggers expressed their Gratitude this past week. I can’t recall a week with such an abundance of good will. Thank you, everyone! =) <3

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.

Happy Creating!