8:32 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Kenny Rogers singing The Gambler
Hello, all. Image day, today. Sometime last week an email arrived from my brother with the photograph I am going to use. When I opened the image, I was momentarily stunned. I have seen many war photographs, but something about the composition of this one hits me at the core. You will need to click on the image so it fills your screen, to get the full impact.
I’m not asking you to write a political poem, or even a poem about battles and revolutions, although, you might allude to these events. Instead, zoom in on several spots and look for one image, within the larger whole, that speaks to you. Even within the scene you zoom into, you can pick a smaller image, a single item.
You have a number of paths you can try:
You can compare the devastation to that left by nature’s storms.
You can speak to the devastation wrought by man.
You can do a straightforward description with no comment from your speaker.
You can write metaphorically about an image and allude subtly to the larger cause.
You can go where your mind takes you.
I shall see you Thursday for a couple of links; Friday for the prompts roundup; and Tuesday for a regular prompt [the body will come back, but breaks are needed].
Happy writing, everyone.