A photograph to inspire poetry: Pea flowers

Pea Flowers

This is a photograph of pea flowers.  When thinking of a pea plant, a person may not focus on the flowers.  It may be more usual to focus on the plants as a whole or the peas.  The flowers could possibly be seen as just a stage before the peas and not be seen as having any significance themselves.  This photograph however, focuses on the flowers.

One way this photograph can inspire poetry, is by inspiring a poet to look for the overlooked in something.  For example, a poet might see a photograph of a wedding party.  Rather than focusing on the bride or groom, their family or guests, a poet might choose to focus on one of the wait staff in the background.  This might provide a new perspective.  This same idea could apply to many situations.

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