Posted on February 3, 2018
A Cold Skyscraper
Here is my haiku:
A cold skyscraper destroy
betrayed by the cloud
Behind the Process
For this assignment we had to take a random Dailyshoot photograph and create a haiku using that image. I think that Dailyshoot is something DS106 sections of olde used to do. So, I decided to just Google Search “apocalypse” and choose a random image. I choose this image:
I then decided to look at the photo and write down any words that came to mind. I made the following list:
I then felt like I had enough inspiration to write my haiku. If anyone who is reading this knows me IRL, they know I am actually really bad at counting syllables. It’s one of those weird things I never really picked up well. So for me, actually counting syllables was the most difficult part of this assignment. However, after many minutes of clapping the syllables to myself, I was able to come up with my beautiful haiku.
Something I think I did well was giving the haiku a tense, somewhat mysterious vibe. I feel like this mood pushes people to read more into the subtext. I also think it helps that the haiku is apocalypse themed as well.
Moreover, something I want to improve is connecting all the lines together into more of a story. My haiku does have some of a story as one can assume the “cloud” refers to an apocalyptic weather disaster. However, I want *more*. I want it to draw people in and really tell them something.
This assignment also taught me a valuable lesson: to limit my ideas to a few words and lines. I struggled with this aspect a little, but I really did come to terms with it. Hopefully that can be seen in the end result.
As always (sorry to sound like a broken record), I found it easy to insert gifs into my post. I think I just have an affinity for gifs. I’m just able to search them out and find that diamond in the rough. Or maybe the gifs are looking for me.
Overall, I liked this assignment as it forced me to limit my thoughts and express my creativity in a short amount of space.
Well, that is it everyone. I’ll catch you on the flipside.