Apr/May 2014 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 ribbon, illuminate, visitor, and question.

If you would like to participate in the next special poetry assignment, the new words are drown, summon, dissolve, envy.

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

Two Word Poems
a sudden scent of crushed angelica, or a sense of movement in the dark
Ray Templeton


Say Grace
I have no anger left in me
though it was my trump card for decades.
Greta Bolger


Two Word Poems
Breath and breathlessness,
my heart's patient visitor.
Antonia Clark


Portrait of a Young Lady, c. 1610
afternoon, I have lingered near
the spears and maces
Jennifer Finstrom


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