Above is an artwork of a persimmon. As today is Halloween, it seemed appropriate to have an orange colored produce item as the subject of the artwork. Rather than going with the traditional pumpkin, a persimmon was chosen instead.
Some poetry ideas that can come from this artwork are:
- Poems about persimmons. While a fruit might not seem to be a significant topic for a poem, it can be worked into many poems as an object that ties ideas together. Think of a poem about someone who has died. A poet could write about a gathering after the funeral where persimmons are in a bowl. The fruit could be used as a vehicle to examine different subjects.
- Poems about difference from expectations. This persimmon is not a pumpkin. It is different from what might be expected. A poet could use the difference from expectations in poetry.
- Poems about something new. Maybe some readers may have never tried a persimmon. This idea of something new could be used in poetry. A poet could write about a new experience.
Here is a poem inspired by this artwork:
trying to carve a persimmon,
would probably be really hard,
stick to pumpkins