How to create images... with words?

How to create images… with words?

Poetry would not be poetry without

the art of the METAPHOR, i.e.,

the art of creating images with words.

Let’s practice it:

find your element in one of the four images below,

(each one synthesizing a natural element)

and CAPTURE IT in your words…

Imagine that the painting would be lost in 10min

and all that would remain would be your poetic description.

PAINT, POET, PAINT!

EARTH

VAN GOGH (1889) The Mulberry Tree

~ Vincent van Gogh (1889) The Mulberry Tree

WATER

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1901) Admiral Viaud

~ Toulouse Lautrec (1901) Admiral Viaud

FIRE

MONET (1901) House of the Parliament - Sun

~ Claude Monet (1901) House of the Parliament – Sun

AIR

DALÍ (1937) Sleep

~ Salvador Dalí (1937) Sleep