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:
— Google Poetics (@GooglePoetics) July 18, 2013
today I sat naked on the bed for a very long time / a structure collapsible / turned in on itself / as silent as paper — Angie LaPaglia (@myearthgirl) July 20, 2013
Ah the men’s locker room at a country club. You come out smelling like Old Spice and misogyny.
— Adam S. McHugh (@adamsmchugh) July 30, 2013
— Heather Eure (@heathereure) July 25, 2013
“I’m sorry, have I been talking too much about myself?” – Walt Whitman #fictiondates
— Julie Sugar (@juliesugar) August 7, 2013
“Running late…Sorry!” – Godot #fictiondates
— Electric Literature (@ElectricLit) August 7, 2013
@tinylittlepoems All those little strands Yarn like water In my hands I wanted to re-ravel But my boneless fingers Could not find The ends
— Brendan Bonsack (@BrendanBonsack) August 7, 2013
August – a month of cascades and overflowing – a month of too much and more
— Kathleen (@everettpoetry) August 7, 2013
In other news. We’re 2 donkeys down in the village. Only 3 left now. They’ve gone to graze in the eternal fields. Or something.
— Barbara (@chicaderock) August 7, 2013
Buy a year of Every Day Poems, just $5.99 — Read a poem a day, become a better poet. In August we’re exploring the theme Bottled & Canned.