Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise June 8, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: Ekphrasis.

Ekphrasis is from Greek meaning the description of a work of art as a rhetorical device. That's actually pretty straight forward, but another way to look at it, is it's highfalutin fan fiction, usually about paintings or pieces of music, but it can be about virtually anything. Look at or listen to the following piece of art and write a piece of prose or poetry that is inspired by some aspect of it.

Today's artwork is...

This mangrove photo by David Muench.

This beautiful afternoon photo has amazing potential. Perhaps a meditation on the colors is in order, perhaps a story set in this swamplike setting, whether the protagonist is human or otherwise. What could one be seeking in a swamp? Oh, so many things, many quite nefarious even.