Poetry topic idea: a table

Today’s poetry topic idea is a table.  While a basic thing, a table can have many poetry ideas.  Below are some examples.  A poet could write about, among other things,

  • the forest the wood for the table came from (assuming the table was wooden)
  • someone paying bills at the table
  • people eating a meal at the table
  • the factory or workshop where the table was made
  • the idea of support, which is what a table does
  • different levels of tables, from simple to fancy, and ideas with them
  • the symbolism of a table made of metal or particle board made to look like solid wood
  • the symbolism of a scratch in a new table
  • a table being assembled
  • a table that is too small
  • a table that is too large

Each of these ideas could be expanded to incorporate many themes and other ideas.  The general idea would be for a poet to use a table as a start for exploring further topics.