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.

  • The making of soup.

  • Ingredients in soup.

  • The idea of soup (different ingredients together to make one thing).

  • Stretching the amount of food by making it as soup.

  • Things eaten with soup.

  • Soup vs. stew.

  • Soup as a metaphor.


Here is an example poem using soup:

Is it soup?

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?