Jul/Aug 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 geranium, squall, skull, and levitate. Below are the resulting selected poems.

If you would like to participate in the next special poetry assignment, the new words are amethyst, sailboat, transparent, and premonition.

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


Two Word Poems
in a skull session behind closed lids
steller blizzards batter meaning
scorching flashes shoot colour into gloom
Barbara De Franceschi


Two Word Poems
In her back yard, orchids
levitated over our fences like steam.
Bob Bradshaw


Two Word Poems
They talked in different colours:
one's blue flash, another's white magnesium flare
Ray Templeton


Say Goodbye to Baked Alaska
The squall slams the doors shut;
the observer is trapped into observing
Icarus in the age of fire extinguishers.
Arlene Ang


The Seventeen-Year Cicadas
they will rise up in number, like the doomed suitors of a trapped princess, and crawl onto any tree or bush that will hold them  
Jennifer Finstrom


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