Jan/Feb 2010 Poetry

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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 yarn (or yam), cushion, attic, and cocoon.

If you would like to participate in the next special poetry assignment, the new words are branch, daughter, wrinkle, and globe.

(These are excerpts—click on the title to view the whole poem)

Black Crow / Burnt Land
Attachment to land is the red loam
squelched between naked toes
Barbara De Franceschi


Two Word Poems
We'd wobble the aisles of X-Mart, past
turnips and yams, past acorn squash and scallions,
coconuts with their black eyes gone dim.
Brent Fisk


Every Sunday
she cuts out single words
to place them on cushions
made of leafs she picked from the maple tree
Dorothee Lang


The Fates
Their hearts not cushions
but machines, following each other
like drumming footsteps
Jennifer Finstrom


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