A photograph to inspire poetry: a spider between pine needles

a spider between pine needles

This is a photograph of a spider between pine needles.  One poetry idea that could come from this photograph would be to write a poem about being biracial.  The spider is between two things and that idea could give the inspiration to write a poem about a person who is between two races.  A similar idea might be to write a poem about an immigrant who lives between two cultures (the one they left, and the one they are in).

P.S.  Did you know that you can send M. Sakran a poem for consideration?  If M. Sakran likes the poem, it might be published on this blog.  You could perhaps write a poem inspired by this photograph.  See the Considerations page for more information.

A photograph to inspire poetry: Green spider

Green spider

This is a photograph of a green spider hiding under a green leaf.  Some poetry ideas that can come from this photograph are poems with:

  • Camouflage

  • Hunting

  • Hiding

  • The number eight

Here is an example poem using the four ideas above:

Behind the blinds,
the one who’s it,

Poem with an explanation: The Spider

The spider ran and hid,
away from its own web,
to hide from eyes that saw,

and with such haste it did,
for it did fear the neb,
as it did hear the caw,

behind a branch it slid,
for fear its health would ebb,
as it was stunned with awe.


The above poem uses the experimental poetry form Three that was described in the April 26, 2014 blog post of this blog.  The form can be reviewed here: Experimental Poetry Form: Three

This poem is about a spider hiding from a bird.  The image is of a spider on a branch.  The spider is seen by a bird and runs and hides behind another branch so that it will not be eaten.  One point about the poem is that the spider was willing to leave its web for the sake of its safety.  The implication is that the web might in some way be lost to the spider as a result of its hiding but that this was worth it to the spider so that it could avoid the bird.