Poetry topic idea: soup

Today’s poetry topic idea is soup.  There are a lot of ways a poet could reference soup in a poem.  A poet could write about:

  • Different types of soup.
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  • The making of soup.
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  • Ingredients in soup.
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  • The idea of soup (different ingredients together to make one thing).
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  • Stretching the amount of food by making it as soup.
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  • Things eaten with soup.
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  • Soup vs. stew.
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  • Soup as a metaphor.

 

Here is an example poem using soup:

Is it soup?

Chicken
greens
spices
water
served over rice.

Is the answer in how it’s served?
Is it in how it’s perceived?
Is there a technical definition to go by?

Does the answer matter,
or is there more to this
than a name?