Posts tagged ‘poetry’

January 28, 2009

Images4Education – Week 2

I loved one of the tasks for last week. We had to write a poem about our origins. I had never written a poem, the first time I saw the task I thought, ‘How am I going to do this?’ Then I forgot the I can’t, I never, no way and got to work on it.

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Several things helped:

  • No experience as a writer, but loads of experience as a reader.
  • The topic was highly motivating.
  • I immediately knew what picture to choose.
  • I made a point of connecting to my past through the senses, one connection brought lots of other sensory associations to my mind.
  • When you use your senses to connect to your past (I’ve also experienced this in drama classes) the scenes come so vivid.
  • I had a lot of fun choosing just a few words to try to make those scenes vivid. The result was lots of other not taken photos.

I published my poem on flickr feeling lucky no eye contact was necessary.

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