Eyes, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Eyes ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #192

Earnest and callow
Eyes and smile
Rendered in night’s
Deepest shadow

A smile to say
“Goodnight, my friend”
Then again to
Welcome morning

In the darkness
Protect the gate
From those who carry
Cans of paint

Gothic Quarter
Catalonia, Spain

Taken during travels, 2019

A shop’s security gate in Barcelona’s ancient urban core. Throughout the city, these are thoroughly tagged by graffiti… except for those which have been lent over to a rather eclectic assortment of artists. The graffitists don’t touch these, presumably out of respect for the art. You’ll see another example in Baby I Miss Your Touch.

Last week sought the core of Being. This week… Let’s gaze upon Eyes, or find something else to inspire you in this photograph of a security gate in Barcelona, Spain’s Gothic Quarter.

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:

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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: Being
The Touch of... A-Maze-ing Laughter, Yue Minjun, Morton Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #191 ~ Touch
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #191 was Being, along with this highly processed detail photograph of the A-Maze-ing Laughter sculpture in Vancouver’s Morton Park.

Five bloggers went to the centre of Being this week. =) Thank you, everyone! ❤

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

Happy Creating!