Today’s poetry topic idea is snowmen. Snowmen are sometimes made by people during this time of year. There are a number of ideas about snowmen that can be applied to poetry.
For example, snowmen might make a poet think about ideas of temporariness, transience, or mortality. A snowman is a temporary thing. At some point, it will melt away. This idea can have significance.
Another idea that can come from snowmen, is the idea of fragility. Although a snowman can look substantial, it is actually very fragile. A small amount of force can damage it. This notion of looking strong but being weak can be applied to other things.
As a third idea, snowmen could remind a poet of a sentry or a guard. A snowman stays where it is put and appears to watch. This notion of guarding could be applied to other things.
Here is an example poem using the idea of snowmen:
in place of those
who would not be there