A photograph to inspire poetry: cone shaped flowers

cone shaped flowers

Above is a photograph of cone shaped flowers (their name is unknown to M. Sakran).  It can inspire poetry.  For example, a poet could write about:

  • Three people, one an adult and two children.
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  • The idea of going from muted to bright, as inspired by the color change of the central flower.
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  • The idea of being different, inspired by the idea that these three flowers don’t have a “typical” flower shape.
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  • Something to do with cones, for example ice cream cones or traffic cones.

As an example, here is a poem inspired by this photograph:

Is standing out,
something good,
or something bad?

The adages,
either way,
have been heard.

Yet,
in reality,
things are not adages,
there is,
in fact,
in reality,
reality.

To stand out,
amongst the others,
is something whose effect,
is clear.

One will know,
when they find themselves,
standing in the rain,
or in the sun.

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.