Poetry topic idea: coughing

Today’s poetry topic idea is coughing.  Coughing can have many variations.  Some ideas include:

  • Is the cough from something serious or something mild?
  • Is the cough temporary or chronic?
  • What type of cough is it?
  • Is the cough caused by illness or by something else (smoke, for example)?

All of these ideas can be used in poetry.  A poet could take one or more of the variations and put them together to start a situation that can be the basis for a poem.