Jan/Feb 2013 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 navigate, mineral, blizzard, and consent.

If you would like to participate in the next special poetry assignment, the new words are vault, bracelet, gather, and planet.

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

Two Word Poems
You lost her when you lost yourself.
The talk was of release, but this
was more like escapology.
Ray Templeton


Two Word Poems
But babies keep appearing
like rabbits out of hats. A trick
that soon stops amusing.
Antonia Clark


what these ladies knew was that this was a sun-burnt town
with a couple of rivers carrying shiny traces of a mineral
Mihir Vatsa


Two Word Poems
No blizzards on the water, but the sea-
god speaks in gales.
Taylor Graham


it was snowing, inexplicably
Finally, we'll celebrate Christmas, Hollywood style!
Natalidita Ningthoukhongjam




Hades, Hermes, and Persephone in Fullerton Hall
Though we in the audience
do not see the pale narcissi and other flowers,
it is easy to imagine them blooming
Jennifer Finstrom


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