[Pieter Breughel: The Fall of Icarus (1558)]
Distribute Group 1 poems.
Poetry Exercise 2: 13 Ways of looking
Bring a picture with you to class – perhaps a photograph out of a magazine, or any image which intrigues you in some way.
Using W. H. Auden's "Musée des Beaux-Arts" as a model, you’re going to write a poem describing it.
- Look at the picture carefully. List the things you see in it.
- How do you react to those things? Write down some of those reactions.
- Try grouping them together. Are there common factors?
- When you start to write, describe the picture, then your associations with it – what it means to you.
- Remember, your poem must convey the essence of the picture even to a reader who can’t see it.
(minimum 14 lines)
- Group 2: Workshop Poems Due. Bring sufficient copies for the entire class
- Group 1: Peer Reviews