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

A photograph to inspire poetry: loquat


This photograph is either unripe loquat fruit, or despite their appearance, loquat flowers that have not opened.  There is a bit of uncertainty.

In terms of poetic inspiration, this photograph, whatever it may eventually be, can inspire poetry in a number of ways:

  • A poet could write about the uncertainty of what is here. They could take that idea and apply it other situations in a poem.
  • A poet could write a poem with a scene with the fruit, for example a poem with a scene of people preparing the fruit in a kitchen
  • A poet could see that, at whatever stage this is, it is not ripe fruit. A poet could take that idea and write a poem about things that are not ready.
  • A poet could write a poem about fruit picking.