Today’s poetry topic idea is nostalgia. A poet could use this idea in different ways. A poet could:
- Write about something nostalgic. It could be a food, a television show, a song, a tradition or something else.
- Write about the moment something becomes nostalgic. Given certain qualities, there is a certain amount of time that must past before something becomes nostalgic. This amount of time varies depending on circumstances. Whatever it is for a particular thing, a poet could write about the moment something makes a transition and becomes nostalgic.
- The change in view of something nostalgic. When things are looked back upon nostalgically, they can look better than they were at the time they happened. A poet could write about this idea. They might write about how something is viewed when it occurs and contrast that with how it is viewed years later.
- Write about the qualities of something nostalgic. Rather than write about something that is nostalgic, a poet could explore the qualities that something nostalgic has. A poet could apply these qualities to different ideas.
Here is an example poem using the idea nostalgia:
Watching the show,
from thirty years ago,
wait, wait, he’s going to say …