Artwork to inspire poetry: D’ Anjou pear

D' Anjou Pear

This artwork is of a D’ Anjou pear.  Some poetry ideas that can come from it are poems about:

  • Someone named D’ Anjou
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  • Pears
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  • The idea of mixing “pear” with “pair”
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  • A place in France called Anjou
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  • Fruit in general

 

Here is an example poem:

Sitting alone,
on the park bench,
eating a pear,
she looked out,
as a pair walked by,
knowing him,
but not her.

Artwork to inspire poetry: apple

Apple

This artwork is of an apple.  It started out as a colored pencil drawing (which was partially traced from a photograph of a real apple).  After that rubbing alcohol was used to blend the colors.  A little more colored pencil was applied, then it was scanned and just slightly computer altered.

This artwork can inspire poetry.  Some ideas include:

  • Poems about apples. This is obvious, but the idea could be extended to include various apple products such as apple juice, cider, sauce, butter, etc.
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  • Poems about hunger. This apple is a picture of food.  It could inspire a poet to write about someone without food.
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  • Poems about alcohol use. This drawing was altered using alcohol (albeit rubbing alcohol).  A poet could take this idea and write a poem about a person who is altered by alcohol (the drinking kind).
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  • Poems about things that are red. This apple is red and things can sometimes be described as apple red.  A poet could write about things that have this color.

Artwork to inspire poetry: three fruit

Three fruit

This is an artwork of three fruit.  It is of a mandarin orange, on top of a banana, on top of a mango.  The idea was to have a little twist on the standard fruit still life.  The artwork started out as a colored pencil drawing and was then computer altered.

This artwork can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

Great heights can be reached,
standing on the shoulders of others –

just make sure,
you get their permission first,
otherwise,
it could sort of be awkward.

 

Post Series: The Dragonfly Series: Artwork to inspire poetry: Dragonfly

Dragonfly artwork

Here is the first of the items in The Dragonfly Series.  It is an artwork for inspiration.  It is of a dragonfly.  It is based off of the photograph to inspire poetry: Dragonfly from the May 28, 2015 post.  This artwork started out as a colored pencil drawing and then was computer altered.

Some poetry inspirations that might come from this artwork include poems relating dragonflies and:

  • light
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  • water
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  • moonlight
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  • disappearance

Here is a poem inspired by the artwork:

upon the water
a glimmering reflection
the dragonfly flew