SFMOMA Inspires Poets
On the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Connect
you will find ten
photographs. These Images change periodically; the SFMOMA posts showcase
photos of the museum, its visitors, and views of the San Francisco art
Write a poem based on your viewing of the ten photographs posted on
webpage. Here's how:
Visit the SFMOMA web page here --
Connect with SFMOMA
On the right-hand side of the page you will see:
"Share and tag SFMOMA pics on Flickr"
Below this line, there are ten photographs taken in and around the exhibits,
and of the Museum itself.
These photographs are linked to large-scale images posted on Flickr.
Click on the first photo and look at the image.
What do you see? What is your reaction?
Which of your five senses does the image stimulate?
Do you have an emotional response?
Open a plain text file in a second window, and reduce the text file
window so that you may view the SFMOMA photos alongside your text file.
Write two lines in response to the first image you see.
Now click the back button on your browser, and click to the next
on the right.
Switch back to your text file, and write your second two lines in
response to the
second photograph you see.
Continue in this manner until you have viewed and written on all ten of
the images on the SFMOMA Connect
Save and edit your text file.
Insert lines, dump some, follow your MUSE!
You can do this poetry writing exercise anytime, as the SFMOMA's photos
are constantly changing.