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:
Like Wisteria we drift in time, but we can not explain where we are joined nor exactly how
— The Imagined Jay (@theimaginedjay) May 20, 2014
and I love her and the snakes start to sing and the mountains echoed and we danced #GooglePoems pic.twitter.com/c6yrdqpoIt — Google Poetics (@GooglePoetics) May 23, 2014
I wrote the best poem of my life without words — Candice Brie (@foncepoete) June 7, 2014
. The night is no deeper than the sea. #micropoetry #haiku
— Positively Wyrde (@Wyrde) June 5, 2014
the flame jealous for the green leaves it could not count burned the tree to a single ash #5lines #micropoetry
— Eusebeia Philos (@Eusebeia_Philos) June 4, 2014
I don’t know the names of the flowers, and does it matter, if I call a floating iris a blue sailor. #micropoetry #5lines — Out of the Blue (@BlueHaiku2) May 14, 2014
it’s just a short way if you can ride planets #haikuchallenge – short #micropoetry pic.twitter.com/XTXrydi6qa — marianne ridgewell (@micorsica) May 13, 2014
bones rattle in the language of old men who tighten the rigging and sail into the sun #tanka #5lines
— stephanie (@tantamount2) May 31, 2014
the story I wrote inside you inscribed with a note for later reading #tanka #MayTanka
— Dreams (@DreamsOfTaos) May 26, 2014
parallel universes– the long slow bend of river and train #haiku
— Marianne Paul (@mariannpaul) June 2, 2014
Photo by Martin Fisch, Creative Commons license via Flickr.
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So much here to love… 🙂
Sandra Heska King says
I wrote the
of my life
I especially like this one.
me too, miss sandra.