Above is a photograph of a green tomato. It can inspire poetry. A poet could write about:
- Gardening or farming. A poet could write about growing fruits and vegetables and ideas associated with that.
- Waiting. This tomato is green. Assuming a person wanted it to be red before harvesting it, they would have to wait. This idea of waiting for something could be applied to different ideas in poetry.
- Significance through color. This tomato is known by its color and its color signifies something about it. This idea is in other places. A good example would be traffic lights (yellow, green and red). Traffic lights are known by their color and their color signifies something. There are other examples as well. A poet could think of examples and use them in poetry.
- Change over time. This tomato has changed over time. It was a flower, then a small green tomato, and now a large green tomato. If things go well, it will be a large red tomato. A poet could apply this idea of changing over time to different things and use those ideas in poetry.