Above is a photograph of a grasshopper. It can inspire poetry. Some ideas include writing about:
- Camouflage. This grasshopper is camouflaged to look like dead grass and leaves. A poet could see that and apply the idea to poetry. A poet, for example, might write about an introvert dressing to blend in with their surroundings.
- Eyes. This grasshopper has what appear to be big eyes. Although presumably its “eyes” aren’t eyes like human eyes, they appear to be so. A poet could use the idea of eyes in poetry. A poet might write about the eyes of a loved one. They could also write about the eyes of someone staring. They might write about their own eyes, as seen in a mirror.
- Naming. A grasshopper is named for what it does where: it hops in grass. A person could apply this idea to poetry and write about subjects that are named similarly. A poet, for example, could write about a field worker or a house cook.