In an ongoing series, the editors, former contributors, and readers of Eclectica have been invited to write a poem containing four pre-chosen words. The words for this issue are delve, audible, demand, and undone. Below are the selected results.
If you would like to participate in the next special poetry assignment, the new words are brawl, pallid, hollow, and oil.
(These are excerpts--click on the title to view the whole poem)
Two Word Poems
Listen up: if you miss this, everything
up until now will have been in vain
Why must children kill themselves this way,
demand our belated attention with bits
of precious flesh the dog brings home days later?
Afterwards, they stare into the dark, a peep-
show full of heroes and monsters.
No sound is audible
but that of small boots breaking
a thin layer of ice.