October 1st, 2005

Egrets Reading

Attracting Attention

My two stanza cinquain sequence, “Attracting His Attention”, is now online at Eclectica as a part of their “word poem” feature. This issue’s assignment was to create a poem using the words:

hemisphere
indignant
thistle
wipe

I upped the challenge to myself by limiting myself to doing it in 44 syllables:

http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/kolodji.html

In case anyone else wants to try this, the words for the next challenge are:

orphanage
eggshell
vile
summon

As impossible as these words seem, I'm sure there's a poem in there someplace, even if I have to summon up some vile spirits to watch me eat eggshells in an orphanage.

Or perhaps, just some blue blobs.

:)