Poetry topic idea: home

Today’s poetry topic idea is home.  Home can inspire poetry.  Below are some ideas.  A poet could write about:

  • Home vs. house. A poet could write about the distinction between a place that has meaning (home) and a place that is simply a dwelling (a house).  They could write about what this means and how it develops.
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  • Home buying and selling. A poet could write about the process and what the experience is like.
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  • Home repair. A poet could write about repairs in a home.
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  • Home decorating.
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  • Home insurance.
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  • Home in general.
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  • Returning home.
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  • Home as a place of respite.

 

Here is an example poem:

13 hours

car
driving in circles
parking place
small bus
airport
walking
walking
walking
airplane
sitting
tiny seat
sitting
where are the headphones?
airport
walking
walking
tram thing
walking
walking
a burger costs how much?
airplane
why wasn’t this a direct flight?
sitting
tiny seat
flat soft drink
airport
walking
walking
people mover thing
walking
no the other way
walking
walking
people mover thing
walking
where are the bags?
standing
standing
they’re black with blue tags
(they’re all black with blue tags)
standing
standing
getting bags
walking
walking
car
waiting
it’s blue and yellow
no that red
it’s blue and yellow
small bus
walking
car

home?

home?

it’s really you?