versification-impression assignment (poemography)


poet's tree

poetry can be the most beautiful, the most versatile, the most frightening thing imaginable. poetry is raw, descriptive, rhythmic, succinct…or not.  the tricky thing about poetry is that there are rules, there are broken rules, and then there are also no rules at all.

it’s difficult to force a poem.  you must be ready, listening, watching, observing, actively waiting and inviting the poem to force you.  invite the poem to dinner.  poems never rsvp, they rarely arrive on time but they always at least make a cameo appearance.

assignment:  this week adventureclubinteractive wants you, the adventureseeker, to switch on your poetry brain.  this week’s assignment is a combination of writing and photography.  which came first the chicken or the egg?  such is the assignment.  be ready with open eyes and an open mind.  you may capture a stunning moment in time with an exquisite photograph.  elaborate on this image with verse.  write. a. poem.


perhaps the poem strikes you first-a free flowing iambic pentameter masterpiece dictated from the gods!  then illustrate your verse with an image.  capture the message, the meaning, the feeling with a photograph.

in summation.  poetry + photography = versification-impression (poemography).  at the end of the week you should have one photo and one poem that work together in harmony.

poetry quote emily dickenson


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