Artwork to inspire poetry: big toe

big toe

This artwork is of a big toe.  While seemingly a less than significant thing to use as an artwork subject, it can, in fact, inspire significant poetry ideas.  For example, a poet seeing this artwork could write about:

  • A diabetic getting their big toe amputated
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  • The idea of difference (the big toe being different than the other toes)
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  • Someone who is overweight, who can’t see their big toe when they look down
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  • After suffering burns, a woman painting her big toe in an effort to look pretty
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  • A soldier who lost their big toe in an explosion
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