Visual art communicates to us. Think about putting the communication experience of looking at an artwork into poetic words. To keep all of your poems short, sweet, and standardized, we will use the format of the Japanese Haiku.
Find Your Representational Sculpture:
Find a representational sculpture around town( search online) to inspire your poem. Be sure to also mention where the sculpture is located in your thread.
Create your Haiku:
A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader’s mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself.
Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.
Line 1 = 5 syllables
Line 2 = 7 Syllables
Line 3 = 5 Syllables
The last winter leaves
Clinging to the black branches
Explode into birds.
*Sample above and instructions taken from creative-writing-now.com
Your Discussion Board experience will come in three parts:
Part 1: Find a representational sculpture around town to inspire your poem. Be sure to also mention where the sculpture is located in your thread.
Part 2: Post your Haiku. Be sure to be descriptive. If you see the opportunity to implement the Visual Toolbox and Principles of Design you may do so. Make sure that the poem that you post is your very own. Be sure to tell us the name of the artist and the title of the artwork below or besides the attached image.