A photograph to inspire poetry: Almost winter flowers

Almost winter flowers

These flowers were blooming a little more than a week before the start of winter.  The flowers can inspire poetry because of their timing: while other plants are becoming dormant, these flowers are blooming.  This concept could be used either directly or metaphorically in a poem.

Here is an example poem, which uses the idea directly:

small flowers bloom
amid the rain
of leaves from trees

Here is an example poem, which uses the idea metaphorically:

at five pm
as cars drove home
he drove to work

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