Artwork to inspire poetry: Elephant ear plant with snow

Elephant ear plant with snow

Above is an artwork of an elephant ear plant with snow.  It can inspire poetry.  Here are some ideas:

  • The elephant ear plant is weighed down with snow. A poet could write about a person weighed down with something in life.

  • A real elephant ear plant would be damaged by the snow and cold. The top part of the plant would die in some cases.  Despite this though, the plant would grow back when temperatures rose.  A poet could use this idea symbolically for situations in life.

  • An elephant ear plant wouldn’t normally have snow on it. A poet could write about a person in an out of the ordinary situation.