2020 Writing Exercise Series #249: Ekphrastic Music Video 15

The Notebooking Daily 2020 Writing Series is a daily writing exercises for both prose writers and poets to keep your creative mind stretched and ready to go—fresh for your other writing endeavors. The writing prompts take the impetus—that initial crystal of creation—out of your hands (for the most part) and changes your writing creation into creative problem solving. Instead of being preoccupied with the question "What do I write" you are instead pondering "How do I make this work?" And in the process you are producing new writing.

These exercises are not meant to be a standard writing session. They are meant to be productive and to keep your brain thinking about using language to solve simple or complex problems. The worst thing you can do is sit there inactive. It's like taking a 5 minute breather in the middle of a spin class—the point is to push, to produce something, however imperfect. If you don't overthink them, you will be able to complete all of the exercises in under 30 minutes.

Ekphrastic Music Video 15
For today, we're going to write a poem or prose piece inspired by another piece of art, or an ekphrastic piece. The piece of art in question is this music video for the song "Stemning" (Atmosphere in English) by Norwegian singer Silja Sol.

I think it's a safe bet that the majority of you out there reading this will not understand the lyrics, so take from them the feel or mood of the piece, you'll likely be relying on the visuals here. You don't need to tell the whole narrative of the fireside and soccer connections, you can just use that little visual tale as inspiration for your own tale of young love/like, or you can get descriptive and give us backstory and make this video into a full fledged piece, or you could take a snippet of it and just show us that in greater detail and context—or something completely different, you're in charge here. 

Ideally I'd suggest to liten to the song at least 5 or six times in the background as you're writing for inspiration, but if you'd like background writing music, try this "Celtic FantasyMusic" lofi playlist.