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:
— Haiku Moments (@daviddayson) October 27, 2013
From the fog draped pond Voices raised in discussion Geese making flight plans — Sandra Peasley Bush (@QuietWaters3) October 14, 2013
apparition appears at the waters edge making no sound young doe taking an evening drink — Kathleen (@everettpoetry) October 13, 2013
— Sondra (@SondraJByrnes) October 13, 2013
“Let’s imagine / that I am also / magical and can cook lamb and rice / pudding and pour many drinks without / ever taking my hands off you.”
— Liz Cook (@LizCook89) November 13, 2013
* quoting Brenda Shaughnessy
— Haiku Tauren (@haikutauren) November 20, 2013
— Jamie Wimberly (@haiku_america) November 20, 2013
— Marianne Paul (@mariannpaul) November 18, 2013
— Sondra (@SondraJByrnes) November 18, 2013
on a traveling planet / I watch my laundry / spin / I hide my watch to delay / the three months of November #tanka
— Johannes S. H. Bjerg (@jshb32) October 31, 2013
Photo by h.koppdelaney, Creative Commons license via Flickr.
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