8:22 a.m. — Walnut Creek
We have internet; hello all. This will be my last post from Walnut Creek. Next time I appear, I shall be back in Atlanta.
Today we are going to play with a found image as inspiration. If the copyright is okay, let us see the image, or give us a link. The poem does not have to be obviously from the image, but it will be fun to see what started you down the track leading to your poem. What image? Why, winter, of course!
Find an image that, for you, speaks winter. It can be a photograph, a painting, or a drawing; literal, or abstract; obviously winter, or metaphorical. Decide what it is you want to do with the image, what truth about it you want to convey to us. Choose how, what form, you can best convey to us that image.
You do not have to mention the source image, at all. You might create a story; maybe, a memory will surface; or, you might describe the scene as if the speaker is in it and looking at it. You might decide you wish to include the source image in some way, and that is fine, too.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Remember, the image of winter only has to make sense to you, as an image. The poem is where you make something happen for your readers.
Post your poems, so we can read them. I’ll be able to read early ones and will catch up on the rest, once I am settled in Atlanta.