Above is an artwork titled produce. It consists of a potato, a kiwi, a tomato, a zucchini, three apples, a pear, a mushroom, a bell pepper, and a squash. It can inspire poetry. Here is a poem inspired by it:
the grocery deliver person came
the door was closed until they left
everything was washed outside
then washed inside again
how things are
Today’s poetry topic idea is cleaning. There are a number of ways a poet could write about cleaning. A poet could write about:
- Cleaning a building.
- Cleaning workers.
- Spring cleaning.
- Cleaning metaphorically.
- Cleaning an object.
- Clean as a metaphor for being off drugs.
- Clean in a medical sense.
- Clean as in containing no objectionable content.
- Cleaning up a town (as might be seen in an old western).
Here is a poem using the idea of cleaning:
they thought the staff
until the staff left
and they themselves
had to do the work
is filled up high,
with dishes, cups and spoons,
(and reluctance at cleaning them),