last winter leaves clinging H u m a n i t i e s

last winter leaves clinging H u m a n i t i e s

Visual art communicates to us. Think about putting the communication experience of looking at an artwork into poetic words. To keep all of your poems short, sweet, and standardized, we will use the format of the Japanese Haiku.

Create your Haiku:

A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader’s mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself.

Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.

Line 1 = 5 syllables

Line 2 = 7 Syllables

Line 3 = 5 Syllables

Sample Haiku:

The last winter leaves

Clinging to the black branches

Explode into birds.

*Sample above and instructions taken from creative-writing-now.com

Instructions:

Your Discussion experience will come in two parts:

Part 1: Post your Haiku. Be sure to be descriptive. If you see the opportunity to implement the Visual Toolbox and Principles of Design you may do so. Make sure that the poem that you post is your very own. Be sure to tell us the name of the artist and the title of the artwork below or besides the attached image.

Part 2: Respond to a minimum of 2 other student Threads.

Points will be distributed in this manner: Your initial Thread can earn you up to 10 points, and each response is worth up to 5 points max. Maximum points is 20. Extraordinary posts and responses will be rewarded with extra points, making totals larger than 20, but no more than 24 points. Poor spelling and grammar will result in the loss of points. Entries with any errors in spelling and grammar will receive no higher than 17/20. Be sure to make your entries perfect.