A question about imagination.

The web dictionary defines Imagination as ‘The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.’

I say it this way imagination is the power to create a mental image of a thing that may not exist. Now my question is do we need a base for imagination or can we imagine without a base.

If we have never seen a flower, how can we imagine a flower?

If we have seen a red rose, we can imagine black rose or any other type of rose which may or may not exist.

Perhaps it may be possible to imagine new things out of zero or nothing. Then the image will be limited by the limit of the mind,

Brahama must have imagined and created the universe absolutely new from nothing.

An IRS officer and a poet and writer, who prefers to write poems in Hindi and other articles in Hindi and English. He is from Jhansi, and lives in Cochin India.