Above is a photograph of lemon blossoms. It can inspire poetry. Below are some ideas. A poet could write about:
- Potential. These blossoms have the potential to be open flowers and then have the potential to be fruit. A poet could write about the potential a person has.
- Purple, white and green. The colors of the blossoms are purple and white and the leaves are green. A poet could use these colors in a poem.
- General nature and flowers. A poet could write plants and flowers and other elements of nature that are inspired by this photograph.
- Closed. These blossoms are closed. A poet could write about things that are closed. They could write about a store, a room, a park or any number of things.
Here is a poem inspired by the photograph:
Arranged in rows,
with white ribbons,
for the day.
The above photograph is of a full moon. Light, medium and dark areas can be seen, as well as an impact spot on the right. The shadow is of a tree branch.
The photograph can inspire poetry. Some ideas might be:
- Writing directly about the moon. A poet could write about the moon orbiting the Earth, about how it was formed or about what it is made of.
- Tides. The moon influences tides and a poet could write about that.
- The impact site. In the photograph, an impact site can be seen. A poet could write about asteroids and meteors and about impacts on the moon or planets.
- Science fiction. A poet might imagine various science fiction ideas related to the moon. They could imagine a civilization on it, colonizing it or a science fiction poem where the moon interacts with the Earth in an unusual way.
- The full moon. A poet could write various poems about the full moon. They could write about its influence on people, both in a physical and in a psychological way. They could write about how it affects animals. They could write about the light that shines from it.
Above is a photograph of tree tops in fog. It can inspire poetry. A poet could write about:
- Being in a foggy forest. They could write about being lost or not being able to see. They could write about it positively in the sense that the fog was part of something mysterious but good.
- A person being in a fog. They could use the idea metaphorically to write about a person who is confused or is not thinking clearly.
- Flying through clouds. Because the fog is high in the trees it might remind a poet of flying in a plane through clouds. A poet could write a poem about this.
- Views on social issues. Depending on the issue, a poet could write about people related to it being in a fog. They could either write about opponents of the issue or supporters. The fog could imply that they are not seeing things clearly and are either thinking wrongly or not taking positive actions.
P. S. This is the one hundredth “singular” photograph to inspire poetry on this blog. It is the one hundredth photograph to inspire poetry that isn’t in some way part of something else, such as a post series.
Above is a photograph of a dead leaf on the end of a branch. It can inspire poetry. A poet could write about:
- Death. The leaf is dead and it could inspire a poet to write about the subject.
- Hanging on. While the leaf is dead, it is still hanging onto the tree. There is a sense of persistence. A poet could apply this idea to poetry.
- Finality. At some point the leaf will fall from the tree. It is right before the moment of finality. A poet could apply the idea of finality to many situations. There are many last moments of things (not all bad) that a poet could write about.
- Rebirth. While the leaf is dead and about to fall, buds can also be seen on the branch. The tree and branch are not dead, only dormant. At some point, the tree will have a rebirth. A poet could apply this idea in a poem.
Above is a photograph of a brown lizard. The exact type of lizard is unknown. If any readers can identify the type of lizard, please let M. Sakran know what type it is using the form on the contact page.
This photograph can inspire poetry. Here is a poem inspired by it:
you in the brown suit,
with the stripes,
what’s your name?
Above is a photograph of a bird in a tree. It can inspire poetry. Here is a poem inspired by it:
after the long trip
the sound of gravel in the driveway
Above is a photograph of a bird flying above trees. It may be a hawk. This photograph can inspire poetry. Here are some ideas:
- This photograph required timing. It required being there when the bird was flying and getting the shot as the bird flew and was in range. The idea of timing could be applied to poetry. A poet could write about timing in different situations. A poet could also use timing in their poetry (for example with line breaks and indentions) to increase effects.
- Obviously, a poet could write about flying. A poet could write about birds flying, flying in planes or flying as if with super powers.
- This bird may be hunting. A poet could write about an animal hunting for prey.
- This bird, at the time of the photograph, was flying away from the camera. The idea of going away could be used in poetry. For example, a poet could write about one person leaving another under different circumstances.
Here is a poem inspired by the photograph:
in the dream
trying so hard
could only jump
and have the sense
of the roller coaster
until the moment
and then with freedom
Above is a photograph of snow on pine needles. Here is a poem inspired by it:
with green thread,
moves through a white cloth
P. S. Happy New Year!
P. S. S. Happy ninth day of Christmas.
Above is a photograph of snow on a fig tree. Here are some poetry ideas that can come from it:
- The snow on the branches and leaves is clearly defined. There isn’t much snow below the tree and there isn’t much of the tree without snow. A poet could use the idea of clear definition in poetry. A poet could write a poem where they are very specific with their subject matter. They could be detailed and have details regarding it. This could differ from poetry with a more general subject.
- Some of the leaves with snow look like designs. A poet could use these designs as inspiration for poetry. For example, the designs might remind a poet of a crest on a shield and a poet might write a medieval based poem. As another example, a poet might see the designs and think of them as emblems for some group. They could write poetry about the group.
- The tree is carrying the weight of the snow. A poet could use the idea of carrying weight metaphorically in a poem to describe someone with an emotional burden.
- The snow hides the tree. A poet could write about a person who hides their feelings.
Above is a photograph of a lemon with snow on it. There are a number of poetry ideas that can come from this photograph. Some include:
- The photograph shows a contrast – there is a bright tasting fruit with cold snow. This idea could be applied to poetry. A poet might write a poem about two people, one who behaves brightly, and one who behaves coldly.
- There is the question of whether the snow will damage the fruit or the tree. The idea of unknown possible damage could be used in poetry. A poet could think of many situations where there is a sense of uncertainty about potential negative consequences.
- Some might look at this photograph and see hope. Despite the snow, there is the fruit. A poet could apply this idea of hope to different ideas.
- Some might look at this photograph and see despair. They might think it inevitable that the snow will damage the tree and fruit. This idea of despair could be applied to different ideas for poetry.