Monday, January 21, 2008

Ecuador, In Sensory

Tangy, bitter, earthy, sharp, sweetness of ripening fruit.
Lilting, rumbling, rustling, whistling, blaring, thumping, staccato rhythms of rain.
Honeyed, savory, fresh, juicy, tropical, succulent.  
Dusty, heavy, damp, scorching, cracked, steaming. 
Broken, abandoned, crowded, bustling, lush, vibrant, nature overflowing. 

We are beginning an imagery unit in class and I wanted to try it out first.  I discovered it is a lot harder to describe your surroundings only using sensory words than I thought it would be.  I would love to read about how you would describe your surroundings.  That would, of course, involve some reader participation--are you up for it?