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.” It’s Twitter Poetry. Maybe it didn’t even mean to be a poem, but it’s a poetic thing all the same. It’s 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:
— The Well-Versed Mom (@WellVersedMom) February 11, 2014
February dusk halfway down the driveway I am shoveling light
— Peter Newton (@ThePeterNewton) February 18, 2014
— Positively Wyrde (@Wyrde) February 11, 2014
and another storm drops anchor in the bay of my skull // — forgottenworks (@forgottenworks) February 15, 2014
— σηραλεκ (@shralec) February 27, 2014
— cat (@cat_cat_) March 4, 2014
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