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This activity was the first I came across because despite my intentions to improve my weaknesses, I was drawn to the writing section. This assignment challenged me to write a haiku about a myth, legend, or other folktale.
One of my favorite myths actually happens to be the story of Eros and Psyche, and my love for it was rekindled by a book I recently read (East by Edith Pattou) that was heavily inspired by it in terms of plot. The haiku I came up with was from Psyche's point of view after she sees Eros' face. Since he has been hurt by the wax from the candle she used to look at him as he slept, Aphrodite, his mother, becomes enraged and forces her to undergo impossible trials in order to be worthy of him again:
I dropped wax on him
His mom went berserk but still
I will earn him back
My experience writing this was pretty brief but very fun. I'm not a very accomplished poet, so the more rules there are to its structure, the easier I find it. It was quick to write, and in terms of my attempt to improve my digital literacy skills, I think I ended up playing to one of my strengths. Writing the haiku and creating this post for it falls under the "Create and Innovate" category. However, I would also argue that customizing the text as well as adding, editing, and captioning the image falls under "Tools and Technology" section, which could use some improvement.