Above is an artwork of the moon. It can inspire poetry. Here is a poem inspired by it:
and with two fingers,
grabbing the moon,
dropping it into the drink,
and hearing it clink,
with the ice cubes
Above is an artwork of a rose. It can inspire poetry. Here is a poem inspired by it:
waiting all winter
for you to return
counting the moons
P. S. This is the one hundredth “singular” artwork to inspire poetry on this blog. It is the one hundredth artwork to inspire poetry that isn’t in some way part of something else, such as a post series.
The above artwork is of an eye. It can inspire poetry. Below are some ideas. A poet could write about:
- A person seeing something. It could be something good, like a momentous event, or something bad, like a crime.
- The idea of someone seeing the poet. They could write what the observer sees and feels. They could write about the impression the person has.
- Beauty (as in something that is subjective depending on the observer).
- Tiredness and eyes closing.
- The idea of looking into someone’s eyes. They could write about contemplation or about directness.
The above artwork is of pieces of colored bell peppers. They are arranged with pieces of one pepper resting on the one before it. There are two orange pieces, two red and two yellow.
This artwork can inspire poetry. Here are some ideas:
- The pepper pieces are in a line. A poet could see this and be inspired to write about people in a line. They could write about the interactions the people have and the waiting they do. They could write about people waiting for something good or waiting for something bad.
- The pepper pieces are arranged in a pattern. A poet could see this and write a poem that had a pattern to it. The pattern could be based on a number of form elements.
- In a way, the arrangement of pepper pieces was built. A poet could think of this and write about the building of something. They could write about the pieces that went into the something.
The artwork above is of juniper tips. It can inspire poetry. Here are some ideas:
- Juniper is an evergreen, and yet the artwork above is mostly tones of gray with some pink, some lighter green and other colors. It is a depiction of something with a quality lost. A poet could see this and be inspired to write poetry about people who lose some quality about themselves. Maybe something changes in the person’s life, and they are not as they were before. A poet could write about a variety of different things.
- The artwork above shows just the tips of a juniper plant. It does not show the whole or even a significant portion of the plant. The idea was to focus on a small aspect of the whole thing. A poet could see this, and be inspired to focus on a small aspect of something.
- The artwork above shows three main parts together, the small one on the left, the large one in the center and the smallest one on the right. A poet could see this and write about three things together and the contrasts between them. A poet might write about people, buildings or other things.
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.
Above is an artwork of a lily flower. It can inspire poetry. Here is a poem inspired by it:
something was lost
as days went by
and the scent
P. S. Monday is Christmas. There will be no new blog post on the blog that day. Merry Christmas.
The above artwork is of a snowman. The snowman is only a few inches high and is on concrete. The reason for this, is that the snowman was made in a place where it rarely ever snows and only received an inch or so of snow at the time the snowman was formed.
This artwork can inspire poetry. Some ideas include:
- A poet could write about the conditions under which this snowman was made – in a place that rarely receives snow and only received a little. A poet could write about how people might react to the unusual phenomenon. A poet might contrast this, with how people in places that receive a lot of snow feel about snow.
- This snowman is very small. It was made that way because of the limited amount of snow. A poet could apply this idea to the idea of making due. A poet could write about people in circumstances where they have to accomplish something with limited resources.
- This snowman is on concrete. A poet could write about the juxtaposition of those two things.
- A poet could contrast the situations of making a small snowman with that of making a large one.
- This snowman is temporary. A poet could apply this idea to many situations in life.
Above is an artwork of a meal. A meal can be art. The meal is couscous with garbanzo beans, peppers, mushrooms and bok choy. Additional ingredients include vegetable oil, salt, red pepper flakes, dried dill and water.
The meal was prepared by sautéing the peppers, mushrooms and bok choy in the vegetable oil along with the salt, red pepper flakes and dried dill. Partway through the cooking, the garbanzo beans were added. When all that was near done, the couscous was stirred in and then water was added. The pan everything was in was covered and the couscous was allowed to steam in the water.
This artwork can inspire poetry. Here are some ideas:
- The meal is vegan. A poet could write about veganism.
- A poet could write about a dinner where this meal is served.
- A poet could write about the person eating this meal. They could explore why the person is eating it (e.g. health reasons) and describe the cooking.
- The meal is relatively inexpensive to make. A poet could write about cooking with a budget.
- There are lots of colors in the meal. A poet could be inspired by those colors and combinations and use them in symbolism in poetry.
Above is an artwork of a Northwest pear. It can inspire poetry. Here is a poem inspired by it:
picking the red pear,
from the southeast of the tree,