I am working on a week long photography and poetry challenge inspired by a prompt from Poets & Writers called Excavating the Mind.
Today’s Enrichment and Time Eraser
This morning I got an email from Rattle magazine telling me about the videos they are creating on youtube. I enjoyed listening to Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer who posts a poem every day on her website A Hundred Falling Veils. Not only is she a poet with twelve published books and a new book coming out in the next few weeks, she is also a linguist who gave a TED talk called The Art of Changing Metaphors.
“Don’t think of an elephant!” Now you’re thinking about an elephant. Her ideas on framing inspired me to explore a frame for today’s observations.
Yesterday, Trish Hopkinson wrote a post that caught my eye about word association tools. I decided to try out Visuwords with my frame for today’s observations, inspired by my first look out the window “Wet.” Once I figured out that double clicking on a word expanded the associations, and I could move the clusters around, I had a lot of fun. Here’s what I came up with for the word “wet”:
Armed with inspiration, a frame, and some great words, I headed out to observe my world.
Day 3 notes and observations
To my right, blue sky peeks through. To my left, dark clouds roil.
I enjoy how one lovely camellia, far from its bush, punctuates the pavement.
The drips create a metronome.
- a sky half full or empty?
- surfaces shine with a wet gloss
- the gloss enhances textures
- the air is full of rhythmic drips
- tapping time with invisible dancers
- or microscopic dancers within the droplets
- wet makes the world reflective
There you have it, the third day of the second round of pictures and observations