Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold and Bastets Pixelventures

Krista at the Daily Post has picked the theme of THRESHOLD for the weekly photo challenge this week. She says,

A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.

I find thresholds exciting, that strange space or feeling when things could be vastly different depending on a choice, so it inspired a poem.



the threshold of disintegration

crumbling shattered overgrown

with vine tendrils both living and lost

where Capulet fingers perhaps lingered


flakes of rust eating into metal that

rests precariously no support for any arm

that dares to lean to stretch towards

the golden light still dawning


balcony of decay and neglect

standing on pillars of sustenance

destined to fall or rise from

the threshold of disintegration


Bastets pixelventures challenge is looking for pictures that inspire a poem so I’d like to add this post, I think it fits



20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold and Bastets Pixelventures

  1. I was struck by your words ‘the threshold of disintegration’ too. Sometimes, on a bleak Monday morning when all the news is bad it can seem to me like we are standing just there but then the sun rises and the light returns anew.

  2. Your “threshold of disintegration” really captured my imagination. Your photograph invites speculation as to what lies behind the disintegrating
    doors. I always look forward to reading and seeing your blog

  3. The first thought that came to mind seeing this lovely old decaying balcony was Romeo and Juliette…and then I saw reference to them in your poem…both suggestive and inspiring! Thanks for your wondering addition to this weeks prompt! Georgia

  4. Love the poem. It does look like that door is in on its way to disintegration, and so is that rickety looking balcony. I wouldn’t want to stand there, but then again if I do my eyes might be treated to a marvelous view 🙂

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