Depth of Field

Nature often seems
in balance

and it is –
for a moment.

symmetry abounds –
eventually.

But look at the blur
beyond the focused flower

Incomplete.
Not yet there.
Already past its prime?

Imperfect – less pleasing.

Nothing is in full bloom
all
the
time.

Where
When
and How
we choose to capture
an image
makes all the difference.


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

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 in your post, or any image 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

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