Artwork to inspire poetry: mosquito


Above is an artwork of a mosquito.  Below are some poetry ideas from it.  A poet could write about:

  • Mosquitos. A poet could focus on different aspects.  They might write about their place in nature, the idea of them being pests, ideas about disease or other things.  A poet could focus on seasons and place.  They could also use the ideas symbolically for other things.

  • Blood. A poet could write about different things related to blood.  They could write about donating blood, blood tests, bleeding, the idea of being related and other things.

  • Vulnerability. A poet could think about how vulnerable mosquitos are and apply the idea metaphorically to different situations.

Here is an example poem:

A hat,
long sleeve shirt,
long socks,
closed shoes,

middle of summer,
armor for gardening.