A photograph to inspire poetry: dead curly tendril of a grape vine

dead curly tendril of a grape vine

Above is a photograph of a dead curly tendril of a grape vine.  The tendril is dead, but the vine is still alive in its roots.

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

the curls of her hair
seemed to spell a word
as the light reflected off
and the shadows moved about

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A photograph to inspire poetry: Heart of stone

heart of stone

Above is a photograph of a stone in the shape of a heart.  It can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

your heart of stone,
will not hear the tone,
of pleading words,
and imploring sounds

 

Note: There will be no new blog post on the blog January 5, 2019 – January 7, 2019.  The next new post will be on January 8, 2019.

A photograph to inspire poetry: a gnat on a mirror

gnat on a mirror

Above is a photograph of a gnat on a mirror.  It can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

think of this,
you know your face,
you’ve seen it thousands of times,
and yet,
you’ve never seen it directly,
you’ve never seen it just with your eyes,
the way you’ve seen your hand,
or your foot,
you’ve only seen it,
indirectly,
through a reflection,
through light that bounced back,
through some type of transfer,
through some type of transformation

despite its closeness,
there is a distance

A photograph to inspire poetry: caterpillar eating a grape leaf

caterpillar eating a grape leaf

Above is a photograph of a caterpillar eating a grape leaf.  It can inspire poetry.  A poet could write about:

  • Gardening and gardening pests.
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  • Eating.
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  • Veganism.
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  • A time before a change (the caterpillar will turn into a butterfly, moth, or something similar at some point).
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  • Damage.
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  • Perspective. From the perspective of someone growing grapes, the caterpillar is doing something bad.  From the caterpillar’s perspective, it is doing something good.

Here is a poem inspired by the photograph:

Grape leaves,
are delicious –

stuffed with meat,
and rice,
and spices,
and simmered for a couple of hours.

(Don’t forget,
the lemon juice,
salt,
and butter,
at the end.)

A photograph to inspire poetry: a small caterpillar

a small caterpillar

Above is a photograph of a small caterpillar.  It can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

Bird 1: Do you think it’s poisonous?

Bird 2: Who knows?

Bird 1: You try it.

Bird 2: You try it.

Bird 1: Maybe berries would be better?

Bird 2: Berries sound good.

The birds fly away.

Caterpillar: Ha ha ha ha!!!