Posted in April 2018, Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2018

Unrealized Potential


Lion and Angel

Looking for escape

Not aware of his resources

Flight to freedom lost

Haiku

NaPoWriMo 2018. Day 5

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that, like the work in Translucence, reacts both to photography and to words in a language not your own. Begin with a photograph. Now find a poem in a language you don’t know (here’s a good place to look!) Ignore any accompanying English translation (maybe cover it up, or cut-and-paste the original into a new document). Now start translating the poem into English, with the idea that the poem is actually “about” your photograph. Use the look and feel of the words in the original to guide you along as you write, while trying to describe your photograph. It will be a bit of a balancing act, but hopefully it will lead to new and beautiful (and possibly very weird) place

This is the original photo with the original poetry which I found posted at: https://awakenedeye.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/gr-magritte.jpg

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A born and raised Midwesterner who traveled to Oregon in 2006 via the Oregon Trail route, fell in love with Oregon and now calls it home. I am retired and pursuing my life long dream of becoming a Freelance Inspirational Writer.

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