Today’s poetry topic idea is drought. Drought can generally be used in two ways in poetry: literally and figuratively.
The literal use of drought would mean to describe a lengthy period of time without significant rainfall. In writing about drought this way, a poet could touch on a number of ideas. Some of them include:
- water rationing
- the impact on agriculture
- the impact on plants more generally
- waiting for respite
- water levels in lakes and rivers
Drought metaphorically could be used to be describe a lengthy period of time without something other than rain. There are a number of ideas this could be applied to. Some include a drought in:
- communication of some sort
- offers of some kind
Here is a poem using the idea of drought:
Lying on the concrete,
as the sun beats down,
to hear the sound,
of the phone to ring.