|Photo: Daily Mail, London||What does this picture make you think of? First, I'm astonished to see a hippo moving in an apparently fast manner! It would be like seeing certain relatives of mine get of the couch and sprint down the street--unimaginable. |
Second, it makes me think, OK, what did this guy do? I know, I know. This could be a ferocious hippo and maybe the guy did nothing. But, honestly, this gives me that little
cheer I sometimes get when I see something vulnerable-looking get picked on, and then it strikes back. Ha!
Third, it reminds me of the time when I was a kid and there was an alligator in the yard of a house a few doors down. It had wandered a verrrry long block away from the lake. You just don't expect to see wild animals on a busy in street in an Orlando suburb!
Fourth, I love the way the man's feet are both off the ground. He's flying! I wonder what it must feel like to run that fast (preferably when NOT being chased by a wild animal)!
So, what does it make you think of? Take one of your answers to that question and write a quick 15 words or less poem. Have fun! Click here for guidelines if you've never played before. The poem doesn't have to describe this image. Just use it as something to get your poetry brain working and see what comes out!
P.S. I see from a news story in the Daily Mail that this is a gamekeeper who was walking through a national park in Uganda when the hippo stopped eating grass and gave chase (with a cameraman conveniently nearby?).