Paddle ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #281

A Gentle Paddle, Howe Sound, Porteau Cove Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Day’s end
A gentle paddle
On glassy seas

My body
At peace

With my mind
With the land
With the water
With the sky

My spirit rises
To the surface
Of my being

My consciousness
Swirls in the essence
Of all that is

Like eddies
Hugging a paddle
In a vast
Bottomless
Sea

A Gentle Paddle
Porteau Cove Provincial Park
Howe Sound
British Columbia, Canada

Pictures from home, 2021

Pic and a Word Challenge

Last week we tested our ability to Construct. This week let’s take a leisurely Paddle, or seek something else to inspire you in this fish-eye photograph of to stand-up paddle boarders at Porteau Cove on Howe Sound, British Columbia, Canada.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is (usually) a weekly creativity prompt offered (also, usually) Mondays.

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 images
  • You may use my image to illustrate your post, or any images you have created
  • 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.

The previous challenge was: Construct

Animal Lovers, Creekside Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #28 ~ Construct

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #280 was Construct, along with this Ā fish-eye photograph of a cyclist riding through Creekside Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Four bloggers found something to Construct this week. šŸ˜‰ Thanks Everyone!Ā 

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

Happy Creating!