It is time for my weekly Multimedia Monday post and I am just not feeling it today. This feels more like a “weakly post” but bear with me, it might get better.
I have been in a bit of transition in recent weeks. Part of me is gearing up for the NaNo challenge and the rest of me is just dealing with everyday life. Nothing bad is happening at Ohm Sweet Home, it seems to be a matter of focus. Too many choices often lead to very little sustainable action—look, squirrel!
Topics for today’s writing assignment include “found poetry”, which is defined as “…[being] composed of words and letters you’ve collected — randomly or not — from other sources, whether printed, handwritten, or digital, and then (re)arranged into something meaningful.”
Yeah, it’s like that today—random, recycled rhetoric. We are encouraged to take scissors to a magazine/newspaper and cut out words to assemble a poem. Another suggestion is to remove words in a poem and turn it into something else.
Shades of Vanilla Ice and Milli Vanilli loom large. Or is it just me? It’s me, isn’t it? Thank you, Nathan Therm.
I decided to use the online Tagxedo app to create a new look for my first Haiku. Tagxedo creates “word clouds” out of text. It gives you the ability to choose shapes, sizes, colors, fonts and save them as images to print or share.
Here is the original Haiku:
Soft glow of full moon
illuminates back of head.
Face lit by blue screen.
Here is my Tagxedo version:
This reminds me of a ziplock bag full of words printed on magnets, destined to be turned into a message on a refrigerator or a file cabinet. Found words, indeed.
It is amazing how much difference a little organization can turn a jumble of words into a thought. That is my takeaway for today and my inspiration for next week’s installment of Multimedia Monday.
I hope that you join me,