Artwork to inspire poetry: loquat fruit

loquat fruit

Above is a cropped photograph of loquat fruit.  It is an artwork because the fruit were put in something (as opposed, for example, to being on the tree) and because the photograph was cropped.

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

during the night
they came
birds and insects
eating the fruit
of the loquat tree

the person came out
the next morning
and saw some fruit missing
some half eaten
and some damaged

and they smiled
as this was their intention
when planting the tree

Artwork to inspire poetry: Abstract art

Abstract art

The above artwork is abstract art.  It isn’t of anything in particular.  It is a mixture of three colors: orange, yellow, and green.  It isn’t completely random as there was an attempt to fill in all the white space, to have colors in lines around the border, and to use each color in a close to even way.

Since the artwork is abstract, a poet could see many things in it and interpret it in many ways.  A poet might find emotions and ideas in it or see shapes of things in it.  In general, a poet could see what they wanted to in the artwork.

Below is an example poem that uses the artwork and the idea of happy confusion.  This idea comes from the notion that while the colors are in a confusing pattern, they are bright and the pattern isn’t harsh.  Here is the example poem:

a food delivery
to the food bank

so much food
so many kinds
how will it all be sorted?

many will have food

Artwork to inspire poetry: Produce

Produce

Above is an artwork titled produce.  It consists of a potato, a kiwi, a tomato, a zucchini, three apples, a pear, a mushroom, a bell pepper, and a squash.  It can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

the grocery deliver person came
the door was closed until they left
everything was washed outside
then washed inside again
such is
how things are

Artwork to inspire poetry: Gala apple

Gala apple

Above is an artwork of a Gala apple.  It was made by computer altering a photograph of an apple.  It can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

an apple before
didn’t seem to have much value
but now
when you can’t find someone to deliver them
and you’re too concerned to go to the store
the little fruit
seems to have more worth