Poem: it looked so easy

saw a video
of a guy
drawing a face

it looked so easy

it looked so easy

A photograph to inspire poetry: opening loquat flowers

opening loquat flowers

Above is a photograph of opening loquat flowers.  The final flower looks very different than the beginning and middle stages.  This idea can inspire poetry.  Here is an example poem:

drawing an outline
 according to the instructions
 this will look like a flower
 complete with shading and detail
 when this is done

Artwork to inspire poetry: Pen and pencil rose

Pen and pencil rose

Above is an artwork of a rose.  The original was done with pen and pencil.  The outline, part of the leaves, and the petals were in pen.  The stem, leaves, and the part where the petals connect to the stem were shaded in pencil.  This artwork can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

lifting the puppy
outside on a bright spring day
look at the flowers

Artwork to inspire poetry: flower with the look of an aged ink drawing

flower with the look of an aged ink drawing

This artwork is of a flower.  It was made using a pencil followed by computer alteration.  Through the alteration, the flower was given the look of an aged ink drawing.  It has the resemblance of an old field sketch.

This artwork can inspire poetry in a number of ways.  A poet could:

  • look at the style of the artwork and write a poem about circumstances in which it could have been made
  • notice that the flower is tilted over and find a symbolism in this
  • contrast the look of the artwork with the idea of a bright colorful flower
  • write a poem examining if the flower is a weed or not and the idea of the classification

Artwork to inspire poetry: A hand

A hand

This is a drawing of a hand.  It can be used to inspire poetry.  Some ideas might be to write a poem about:

  • Hand surgery
  • A person working with their hands
  • A moment (the hand appears still, as if it’s pausing)
  • People meeting (as in, shaking hands)
  • A different view (this is not the back of the hand or the palm of the hand, but the side of the hand)


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  Happy Thanksgiving.  In relation to this, there will be no posts on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things November 26, 2015 through November 29, 2015.

This Monday, November 30, 2015, is scheduled to be the 400th post on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things.