Poetry topic idea: Dough

Today’s poetry topic idea is dough.  Dough has many aspects.  There is mixing, measuring, cooking, work, baking, food, transformation, chemistry, biology, and other things.  A poet could write about things such as:

  • working in a bakery
  • baking bread at home
  • the symbolism involved in turning ingredients into dough, the dough changing and then turning the dough into a food item
  • the balance in dough of dry and wet
  • dough as an intermediate step in cooking something
  • various kinds of dough: bread dough, pie crust dough, dough that is to be fried, etc.
  • issues related to hunger