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:












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  1. says

    Morning in the men’s locker
    room: night owls smelling
    like village donkeys.

    * * * * * *

    You miss my cable, ravel
    strands of a very long yarn
    about the unpredictable
    adventure of genius poets.
    I wanted something more
    worthy of waking to you.

  2. says

    You missed NPR’s Scott Simon’s tweets from his mother’s deathbed. They’re incredible.

    The heavens over Chicago have opened and Patricia Lyons Simon Newman has stepped onstage.


    She will make the face of heaven shine so fine that all the world will be in love with night.

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