Those of us in North America woke up this week to find ourselves sucked into a deep freeze turned tilt-a-whirl known in weather circles as a “polar vortex.” Happily enough, folks on Twitter can still write poetry even as they lose feeling in their fingertips. And not surprisingly, the weather dominated the subject matter for Twitter poetry this week. In this week’s Top Ten Poetic Tweets, we’re featuring Twitter poetry of the polar vortex, lines of snow, ice, wind and bitter cold as we shiver toward this weekend’s promised warmer temperatures.
— OrangeUaPoet (@orangeuapoet) January 7, 2014
The guide describes the handful of boulders as the remains of the settlement. I study my wife’s face. She is thinking of cruel winters. — Harry Finch (@bleeksboro) January 4, 2014
— Sondra (@SondraJByrnes) January 4, 2014
— Coyote (@CoyoteSings) January 8, 2014
Give me your last blue gasp of the day. — A Murder Of Crows (@TheWellOfSongs) January 6, 2014
— Positively Wyrde (@Wyrde) January 9, 2014
— Shirdog (@Shirdog1966) January 7, 2014
— Bloodmoon (@Red_Sekhmet) January 8, 2014
Read a poem a day, become a better poet. In January, we’re exploring the theme Doors and Passageways.