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. When we see good Twitter poems, we stop and take notice.
Here are ten of the best Twitter poems we’ve seen in the last few weeks:
i put a note on the vase and it withered along with the flowers #micropoetry
— Adia (@Adiawong) April 2, 2014
Indiana spring— the rawness of your hand on my neck #poetry #micropoetry #haiku 992 — Sondra (@SondraJByrnes) April 2, 2014
she lets it slide for now out of sight down the slippery slope in her mind #5lines #micropoetry
— Davey (@haikutauren) March 30, 2014
. I come nameless remembering nothing I must relearn mountains the sea how the heart must be renamed for something true. #micropoetry
— Positively Wyrde (@Wyrde) April 1, 2014
all that’s left– the snowman’s scarf and the new moon #haiku
— Marianne Paul (@mariannpaul) April 1, 2014
wild roses and the wind tangled in #haiku — Sandi Pray (@bigmax722) March 24, 2014
quick with the math they reduced each other to their lowest common denominator #5lines #micropoetry — Slym Being (@AsSlimAsImBeing) March 28, 2014
robins shuffle thru the winters detritus daffodils nod in approval
— Kathleen (@everettpoetry) March 24, 2014
the will of a rock broke when water found the weakness inside
— Eusebeia Philos (@Eusebeia_Philos) March 22, 2014
#tanka#5lines#migraine I said I would never write of persimmons but this migraine and the thumping of the rainbow .
— Eamonn T O’Neill (@nightslostsoul) March 25, 2014
Photo by Uzi Yachin, Creative Commons via Flickr.
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Maureen Doallas says
NPR’s ‘Tell Me More’ is continuing its ‘Muses & Metaphors’ program this April. Poets: Tweet your offerings.
Richard Maxson says
Richard Maxson says
Congratulations to Uzi Yachin for such an amazing photograph!
I agree – it’s surreal.