Poetry topic idea: laundry

Today’s poetry topic idea is laundry.  Laundry can be used in many significant ways in poetry.  Some examples include poems about:

  • A wife finding another woman’s clothes in her husband’s laundry
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  • An overworked maid doing laundry
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  • The conditions for workers at dry cleaners
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  • A person with a physical disability trying to do their laundry
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  • Various symbolic things that happen when laundry is done – for example, that clothes are separated by color and type
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