Apr/May 2009 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 curtain, threaten, brittle, and blaze.

If you would like to participate in the next special poetry assignment, the new words are thorn, meander, expel, and conceal.

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

Two Word Poems
Virtue comes easy to a flesh
already flayed.
Taylor Graham


The Pond's Reflection
He will break in the water because
he does not know the difference between
Nourishment and erosion
Elizabeth P. Glixman


The Findspot
Trowels rasped on ostracons of plastic and potsherds
of bakelite, snagged on tatters of carpet and curtain.
Ray Templeton


The city streets
did not welcome the poet; the new
world expanded and threatened and
beat its metal wings
Jennifer Finstrom


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