Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Poetry in the news

Pratie Place yesterday featured love poems, issued as an assignment to high school students, based on an article from The Wall Street Journal, in which every word comes from the story.

Melinama has issued the challenge to le bloguemonde.

Here's my poem (based on this story in today's paper):

The Deal Was Rejected

The surprising move was made
during his secret meeting.
They met late into the night.

Their union is aggressive.

Player costs are the centrepiece —
the bid for certainty
is unable
to build enough momentum.

A roller-coaster day.

Longstanding positions,
dramatic moves,
no progress.

Roll back
all existing contracts.
The Devils boss offered advice:

suffer the damage.
So much has already
gone by the wayside.

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