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!!!

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A photograph to inspire poetry: small light purple flowers

small light purple flowers

Above is a photograph of small light purple flowers.  Some have bloomed and some are blooming on the plant.  This photograph can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

in the mind
the cells together
formed a thought

A photograph to inspire poetry: light orange colored lily

light orange colored lily

Above is a photograph of a light orange colored lily.  It can inspire poetry.  A poet could write about:

  • Funeral flowers. Lilies are sometimes seen as funeral flowers. Although those might be white, a poet could write a poem where a person had light orange colored ones at their funeral.
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  • Sunsets. Light orange is a color that might be seen in sunsets.  The light shining might color things like flowers.  A poet could write about sunsets and how the light changes the color of things.
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  • Less than fullness. This flower is light orange.  It is not fully orange.  A poet could apply the idea of less than fullness to other things and use them in poetry.
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  • Gardens. A poet could write about gardens with lily flowers and other types of plants.

Here is a poem inspired by the photograph:

these were planted
because you always
liked the scent

A photograph to inspire poetry: plants with yellow and orange flowers

plants with yellow and orange flowers

Above is a photograph of plants with yellow and orange flowers.  It can inspire poetry.  Some ideas include poems about:

  • The sun. The flowers look like the sun with a central part with yellow radiating out.  A poet could write poetry about the sun.  They might write science fiction poetry about multiple suns.
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  • These flowers look happy.  They are bright and open.  A poet could write poetry related to bright, open happiness.
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  • The flowers are in a group.  A poet could write about a group of people and relate them to the flowers.

 

Here is a poem inspired by the photograph:

There is one sun,
but really two.

In the north,
the summer ends,
and fall is near.

In the south,
the winter ends,
and spring is near.

Up in the sky,
there is but one,
but upon the earth,
two circle above.

Though time is the same,
as the two suns circle,
time goes,
in opposite paths.

Artwork to inspire poetry: mussels, shrimp, and crayfish

mussels, shrimp, and crayfish

The above artwork is of a cropped photograph of food.  It is of a cooked dish of mussels, shrimp, and crayfish.  It also has tomatoes and colored bell peppers.  It is seasoned with lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, red pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, celery seed, and paprika.

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

all mixed together,
tasty shellfish,
it was so good