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 best poetic tweets we’ve seen in the last few weeks:
Gnarled trail of roots and walnuts, stones and fallen limbs, cut stumps under the leaves, every footstep must be placed in the present.
— Boiarski (@Boiarski) October 14, 2013
— Amoz Tan (@amoz1939) October 14, 2013
Liz Lemon ghazal: it won’t happen, but if it did, what would the refrain word be? Cheese? It’d probably have to be cheese, right? — Brandon Amico (@amicob) October 2, 2013
It’s so sad that Peppa Pig and Wibbly Pig are related but will never meet because they live in different TV channels. — Sixth Form Poet (@sixthformpoet) September 25, 2013
Retweet My Existence — Boston Poetry (@PoetryBoston) September 27, 2013
Bonus tweet, because we couldn’t pass this one up:
— Jessica Olin (@olinj) September 28, 2013
Photo by Lucia Whittaker, Creative Commons license via Flickr.
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