Poem: pumpkin

pumpkin
orange
orange juice
breakfast
pancakes
wheat
fields
farms
cows
milk
cookies
plate
table
wood
trees
leaves
paper
books
stories
buildings
windows
glass
sand
beach
shore
waves
wind
branches
rivers
banks
hills
country
field
crops
pumpkins

Poetry topic idea: Pumpkins

In light of fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, pumpkins could make an interesting poetry topic idea to explore at this time.  A number of poetry ideas can come from thinking about pumpkins.

Pumpkins could generally lead to poems about one of the three time periods mentioned above (fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving).  A poet could, from one of those points, write about things such as jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie or decorations.

A poet could also write about the varieties of pumpkins and their shapes and colors.

Additionally, a poet could focus on the structure of a pumpkin: a thin skin, a thick wall, a hollow core and seeds inside, and use this structure metaphorically in a poem.