Archive for January 7th, 2005


The Boston Wine Expo

January 7, 2005

A poetry group I joined yesterday at Yahoo Groups had the following challenge posted today:

Yet Another Erotic “Not Twenty Words Word Challenge” for 01/07/05

together, passion, sensual, goose bumps, kiss, pinch, bite, lovers, silk, wine, cheese, thrusting, hard, tight, wet, climax, moans, wanting

==> The Rules:
These rules are as much’a part of the challenge as the not twenty words are; THE RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED to take this challenge correctly… !

#1: You do not have to use the words in the order they are given but you MUST use all of the not twenty words in today’s challenge in your poem, prose or short story submission.

#2: You CAN NOT change the tense of any of the not twenty words in the challenge just to use it in your submission to the list for the challenge.

#3: Mark the not twenty words from the challenge in your poem [with a star * or write the challenge words IN CAPS or something] so that the challenge words STAND OUT from the other words in your submission…

And most importantly #4: Have FUN creating AND know that I look forward to seeing what you come up with using today’s not twenty words…

I thought that was too easy.  All these words lend themselves so easily to erotic poetry.  So, I took the challenge a completely different way.  Instead of erotica, I decided to use these words in a poem that wasn’t erotic at all:

The Boston Wine Expo

Come one, come all
Enjoyers of *wine
*Together enjoy
A *wet weekend sublime.

If *wine is your *passion
Be sure not to miss
An exciting event
That will give you a *kiss

Of flavors and textures
A *sensual delight
The *goose bumps will rise
The *climax the night

When *cheese and choc’late
Are served with a port.
A *bite of strawberry
To end the report.

The *moans of pleasure
From all of the samplers.
Will leave you *wanting
Your own wine decanters.

So *pinch yourself *lovers
Of wine’s great delight
Who cares if your pocket-
Book seems very *tight

It’s quite *hard to miss this
It comes once a year
A chance to make music,
Pull *silk from sow’s ear.

So, stop all your *thrusting
Around for good cheer
And come to the party
The best one of the year.

Does anyone else want to participate?  Post your link with your own poem as a reply to this message (and clearly state whether it is erotic or not, please).

By the way, if you are looking for tickets and information on the Boston Wine Expo, information is online at