Friday, January 30, 2009

Writing about Pottery

Add this to the great and growing collection of random things I found on the web while supposedly doing something else: students at Exeter Academy being challenged to write vivid, descriptive poetry about pottery. It makes me want to go do that, too.

Learning to Write: From Ceramics to Poetry

1 comment:

  1. The discussion in the article about the color blue (bright blue, deep blue, royal blue...) reminded me of a recent criticism I read about linguistic philosophy. Among several examples of why not all thought is in words, Bryan Magee points out that there is no way to accurately describe a taste or smell or color to someone who hasn't already seen it.

    Perhaps a poetic parallel to linguistic philosophy is "poetry" that emphasizes the words to the exclusion of any prosody.