Poetry topic idea: hunger

Today’s poetry topic idea is hunger.  Here are some ways to use it in poetry:

  • A poet could write about a momentary hunger for food. Think of an experience where a person misses a meal.  Think of the sensation of hunger they might feel.  This could be used in poetry.
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  • As an alternative, a poet could write about a sustained hunger for food. Think of a person living in poverty, who might only get one meal a day, or every other day.
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  • In another idea, a person could write about someone who is hungry in association with a purpose. For example, think of someone on a hunger strike.
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  • A person might also write about hunger associated with an eating disorder.
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  • Hunger could also be used metaphorically in poetry. A person could hunger for many things other than food.  A poet could write about those.

 

Here is a humorous example poem using hunger:

M. Sakran is hungry,
  (oh … remember the Scotch egg from yesterday)
but will not have breakfast,
until this post is done.

Oh why isn’t the post done yet?!

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