A photograph to inspire poetry: Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

Above is a photograph of a flower that might be called Rose of Sharon.  It can inspire poetry.  For example, a poet might write about:

  • Some sort of occasion with yellow flowers.
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  • The change of colors from the outside to the in: Yellow, Red, Yellow, Brown.
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  • Something to do with the possible name of the plant.
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  • A comparison between the yellow flower and the sun.

 

Here is an example poem inspire by the photograph:

Shadows fall,
on the yellow hills,
as fires burn,
within the valley,
and the last tree stands,
unmoving.

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A photograph to inspire poetry: some type of lawn plant

some type of lawn plant

This is a photograph of either the seed pods or unopened flowers of some type of lawn plant. They are actually quite pretty with the red striped colors.

This photograph could inspire poetry. Here is a poem inspired by it:

After the rain,
and wind,
of the night,
in the cool morning,
the lawn celebrated,
with decorations.

Poem with an explanation: Apples from orange trees

She picked an apple,
from the orange tree,
and fed it to a wolf.

The wolf then went,
to find a deer,
and told it of lake.

The deer then went,
to find the lake,
and drank all of the sand.

And in the sand,
it saw acorns,
that fell from the pine trees.

It planted one,
in the water,
and stood beneath the moon.

And in the dark,
the tree grew orange,
with apples on its stems.

She picked an apple,
from the orange tree,
and fed it to a wolf.

 

This poem is surreal and a little like a fairy tale.  The general idea of the girl, with the animals that behave like people, is part of the fairy tale.  In each stanza, there is at least one element that is surreal.

In the first stanza, the girl picks an apple, from an orange tree.  This is surreal.  It is also a little play on words, because the tree is colored orange, rather than having oranges on it.  Then, she feeds the apple to a wolf.  This is surreal, because a wolf does not eat apples.

In the second stanza, the wolf goes, and finds a deer.  Rather that eating the deer or even telling it of the apple from the orange tree, it tells it of something that seems completely unrelated, a lake.  This is all surreal.

In the third stanza, the deer goes to lake, but rather than drinking the water from it, it drinks the sand around it.  This is surreal.

In the fourth stanza, the deer finds acorns in the sand.  This is surreal because acorns would normally be in a forest.  Additionally, these acorns, did not fall from oak trees, but instead pine trees.  This is also surreal.

In the fifth stanza, the deer plants an acorn, but not in the sand, but in the water.  This is surreal.  The deer is standing beneath the moon.  Up to this point, readers may have thought the poem was in daytime.  This adds to the fairy tale element of it.

In the sixth stanza, the tree from the acorn grew in the dark (as opposed to the light).  The tree also came out colored orange, with apples on its stems.  This, again, is all surreal.

The last stanza, is like the first, and brings circularity to the poem.  It also shows that what the wolf told the deer was actually related to its experience.

Published Article: An Article with Artworks and Photographs

Today M. Sakran had an article published in the April 2016 issue of Colored Pencil Magazine.

Colored Pencil Magazine

The issue can be found here: April 2016 Issue.

When this article was pending publication, there was a blog post about it on March 3, 2016.  Please read that blog post.

M. Sakran is very happy to have had this article published with Colored Pencil Magazine. In addition to a number of other reasons, M. Sakran is happy because this article contains artwork and photography that have either appeared here, on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things, or on MSakran.com.

The article contains four photographs and two artworks.

The photographs are:

Phlox Subulata from the blog post A photograph to inspire poetry: Phlox Subulata from April 3, 2015,

Lemon Blossoms from Set Two on MSakran.com,

Green frog on a citrus leaf from the blog post A photograph to inspire poetry: Green frog on a citrus leaf from July 23, 2015, and

Gardenia flower from the blog post A photograph to inspire poetry: Gardenia flower from May 14, 2015.

The artworks are:

Lemons Blossoms from Set Two on MSakran.com, and

Green frog on a citrus leaf from the blog post Artwork to inspire poetry: Green frog on a citrus leaf from July 27, 2015.

M. Sakran is very happy to have had this article published and to have had the artworks and photographs mentioned above included in it. As the artworks and photographs that were here on the blog, were intended to inspire poetry, M. Sakran hopes all readers will check them out for inspiration. As the artwork and photograph from MSakran.com were part of a set with a poem, M. Sakran hopes all readers will check them out (they can also inspire poetry for readers).  If any readers are interested in other published items by M. Sakran, there is a partial list of items at msakran.com/publications.  Lastly, M. Sakran hopes all readers read the article.

 

Note:  As this post superseded the Artworks to inspire poetry: Dog Related series, that series will continue on Monday April 4th.  There are two posts remaining in the series.

Poem Series: Dogs: Why to walk

To smell the grass where paw-steps fall,
and see the sky that’s way out far,
and pass by trees that are so tall,
to smell the grass where paw-steps fall.
To hear the birds as they do call,
and see by light from a bright star,
to smell the grass where paw-steps fall,
and see the sky that’s way out far.

 

P.S. Today on MSakran.com, there is a new set of photography, artwork, poetry and fiction.

Poem Series: Experimental Poetry Forms: Orange: Azure waters

Azure waters flowing slowly nearby flowers,
carry remnant elements of glaciers hidden,
taking minute particles by cypress towers.
Flowing water currents being slowly ridden,
hidden particles flow, none though being bidden.
Azure waters flowing slowly under bowers.

(11/40) Experimental Poetry Form: Orange

Poem Series: Experimental Poetry Forms: Symmetry: Beneath canopy leaves

Outside beneath canopy leaves,
resting in shade hidden from sun,
little soft eyes watch as squirrels run,
as a small bird quietly weaves,
thinking of what working achieves,
butterflies land softly for fun,
and underneath quietly done,
slowly eyes close under leaf eaves.

 

(4/40) Experimental Poetry Form: Symmetry

Artwork to inspire poetry: Green frog on a citrus leaf

Green Frog On A Citrus Leaf Artwork

The above artwork, was made using the photograph of a green frog on a citrus leaf, from this past Thursday’s post, as a reference.  It was made using colored pencils.

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

  • The frog resting
  • The frog hiding
  • The frog waiting
  • Camouflage in nature
  • Amphibians
  • Hopping
  • Trees
  • Citrus