Welcome to the Weekend Mini Challenge with Kim from writinginnorthnorfolk.com!
In poetry we use imagery to convey moments, emotions, objects, animals, people and places. Sometimes we can convey someone’s personality through place and vice versa – place through our description of a person. I have two examples to share with you.
The first is a poem by Norman McCaig, entitled ‘Aunt Julia’, in which the poet’s memories of his aunt become blurred with the place in which she lived. It can be found by following the link:
|Image found on bbc.co.uk
The second is ’Island Man’ by Grace Nichols, which uses the state of waking to convey the confusion of a man who is not where he wants to be. Here’s a link to an interview that ends with Grace Nichols reading the poem: https://wn.com/grace_nichols_island_man
Today’s challenge is to write about a place through a person or a person through a place. Link your new poem to Mr Linky. I look forward meeting your relatives and friends, real and fictional!