Artwork to inspire poetry: magenta leaf

magenta leaf

Above is an artwork of a magenta leaf.  It can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it.

yellow leaf
from the ground
drawn
with a colored pencil

fall is coming

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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.

Poem: So winter, here’s the thing

So winter,
here’s the thing,
it’s been great,
you know,
the snow,
the cold,
the occasional sleet.

Here’s the thing though,
it’s,
well,
over.

It’s been great,
really,
but,
well,
it’s just time to move on.

Now,
don’t feel bad.
It’s not you,
it’s just,
well,
time moved on,
and well,
um …
have you met spring here?

Listen tough,
really,
don’t feel bad.
You know,
in nine months,
things might feel different,
and well,
hey,
anything’s possible.

So,
yeah,
goodbye.