Poetry topic idea: four holidays

Today’s poetry topic idea is four holidays.  Depending on what you celebrate and where you are, today is four holidays.  It is:

  • The Feast Day of the Apostle James

  • Leif Erikson Day

  • Columbus Day

  • Canadian Thanksgiving Day

A poet could write one or more poems about one or more of these holidays.  It would be a good opportunity to learn about each day, what or who is being celebrated, and how each day came about.  It might be particularly interesting for a poet to learn and write about a day that they don’t normally observe.

Of the four days noted above, Columbus Day might be the one that comes with some amount of controversy, depending on perspective.  If that’s the case for a poet writing about it, they could always write about it from that point of view.