Jan/Feb 2007 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 bathrobe, plastic, juxtapose, and impediment. Below are the resulting selected poems.

If you would like to participate in the next special poetry assignment, the new words are indolent, antidote, chisel, and anoint.

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


Two Word Poems
industry's remnants
sink to archaeology; greenery reclaims
what might have been a doorstone
Ray Templeton


Two Word Poems
The future was as promising
as her open bathrobe.
Bob Bradshaw


Cherry Charm
plastic was invented in the 1860s
and first used as an alternative material
for billiard balls
Dorothee Lang


Sonnenizio on a Line from Wendy Cope
I played the harmonica
badly. Behind the scenes. Like noise from cotton gin
ruining the sunrise.
Arlene Ang


Stained Glass
I imagine them sitting
down to a dinner of glass
soup in glass bowls.
Jennifer Finstrom


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