Poetry topic idea: dust

Today’s poetry topic idea is dust.  Some ways that a poet could use dust in a poem could be to write a poem about:

  • an abandoned house that is filled with dust
  • someone writing something with their finger in the dust on a table
  • someone cleaning an area with dust
  • all the things that are in dust
  • dust created while make something, for example, a stone sculpture
  • health concerns from breathing in certain types of dust
  • from the perspective of neglect, dust accumulating
  • dust floating through the air

Those are some ways a poet could use dust in a poem.  There are others as well.