When we heard about NPR Tell Me More’s Muses and Metaphors call for Twitter poetry, of course we couldn’t resist sending all our best company vehicles, to offer Michel Martin and poet Holly Bass a ride to our own Twitter poetry party last night.
Twitter just celebrated its sixth birthday, which means we’ve been Twitter-poetry-partying for half of the social-media giant’s life. It’s fun to remember that we were one of the first to celebrate Twitter’s poetic capabilities. Since then, of course, poetry has become a popular Twitter pastime. So popular that, yes, NPR is calling for Twitter poems. And you might just write them, even if you aren’t at one of our parties. Bon voyage!
Then, we sent the hot pink John Deere.
Then, we sent the hot air balloons (yes, one in hot pink).
And of course we finally had to send the steamin’ pink motorcycle too.
Thanks to everyone who hitched a ride. Watch this space for the reweaving of the tweets into larger poems!
Post by L.L. Barkat, author of Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing
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