Artwork to inspire poetry: The purple flower

The purple flower

On September 2, 2014, there was a photograph to inspire poetry called The purple flower in a blog post.  This artwork is of that flower.

This artwork could inspire poetry in different ways.  For example, a poet could write a poem where someone picks flowers.  The poem could be positive (e.g. a child picking flowers for their mother) or negative (e.g. a child picking flowers for their mother’s grave (which is negative in a sense)).  The poem could be consistent (i.e. the flower picking is what it seems) or inconsistent (i.e. the flower picking isn’t what it seems.  For example, a poet could start a poem with imagery of flowers being picked and end with a reality of a bulldozer going over a field).  The poem could focus on the flowers, or have the flowers be something that adds to a larger idea.

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