During the past few days, our class has been doing a lesson around poetry. This specific strategy is called the six room image poem. In this strategy you explore different “rooms” which give you a standard idea about your poem. The first room is named Image/Photograph. For this room, think of something interesting to you. Close your eyes, visualize and describe your thoughts. Room 2 is the room of light. In this room, look at the same picture but write about the different colours you see and encounter. How does it look? Light, dark, hazy, shiny? Sound is the room that consists in room 3. In here, think about what you hear. Voices? Silence? Questioning is the word for room 4. Do you have any questions about your image? What do you want to know more about? What do you wonder about? What are your feelings in room 5? And last but not least, room 6. In this room you will need to look back on your previous rooms and ideas and choose a word, a line, or a phrase that feels important and repeat it 3 times. Down below is a poem that I wrote earlier. Take a look!
The city of London
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxlost in the haze
the fresh morning air moving
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa grey cloud covers the city
busy people, busy people, busy people.
Click below to hear me read this out loud!