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Create your Haiku poem

Create your Haiku poem

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.

Find Your Artwork:

Find the piece of art that is to inspire your poem. You can opt to use an artwork from your textbook. If you choose this route, any chapter, including those not covered in this course (such as the chapters on African or Asian art) is fine. You can also choose to find the artwork in public spaces or museums. Either way, you will have to attach the image of your chosen artwork to your thread.

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

More samples are available in the Sample Discussion folder.

Instructions:

Your Discussion Board experience will come in three parts:

Part 1: Find a piece of art that will inspire your poem. Attach the photo to your thread.

Part 2: 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 3: Respond to a minimum of two other student Posts.

please choose one of the three pictures

the kiss by Auguste Rodin

the boating party by mary cassatt

the starry night by vincent van Gogh