Top Ten Poetic Tweets

We spend a lot of time on Twitter. (We’re Tweetspeak Poetry, right?) In fact, we figure we read thousands of tweets every month. One of the things poetry and Twitter have in common (when done well) is an economy of words. Sometimes, it so happens we read a tweet and say to ourselves, “That’s poetry.” Maybe it’s not a poem, but it’s a poetic thing. A way of using words well.

We want to take notice.

Here are ten of the top poetic tweets we’ve seen in the last few weeks:










And for number 10, we offer three-in-one: a preview of all the fun we saw yesterday for Take Your Poet to Work Day (stop by tomorrow when we feature some of the best poet adventures):


Photo by Chiara Cremaschi. Creative Commons via Flickr.


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  1. says

    Crazy State

    I will burn this big house
    down for watermelons,

    for the fifth time dare
    to eat donuts out of spoons,

    bring a blue egg to bounce
    on the heads of Hydra

    at the office. Argue the state
    of Monday if you want. Expose

    me for saying I’m not crazy
    to like a slice of organic orange

    in bed, invent a song if you ask
    me to explain those feelings.

    The bet part of the morning
    is to relent and color your eyes.

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