Word Ways


In a Vocabularyclept poem, the constructor (in this case, J. A. Lindon) is supplied with an alphabetically - arranged list of words from a poem by the originator (in this case, Howard Bergerson) ; his task is to reassemble these words into a more-or-less meaningful poem. Earlier examples of these reconstructions by Lindon, Bergerson, and the editor appear in the May 1969 and August 1970 issues of Word Ways. Unfortunately, the two poems given below are not quite identical; Bergerson erroneously supplied 'lightening' for 'lighning' in the word-list.