We spend a lot of time on Twitter. (We’re Tweetspeak Poetry, after all.) 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.
In no particular order, here are ten of the best Twitter poems we’ve seen in lately:
the shape of her absence new moon http://t.co/F3TkT9IN1T #haiku #poetry #micropoetry
— Chen-ou Liu (@ericcoliu) January 7, 2015
is there anything like silence saying nothing while encompassing everything? #5lines
— Tzod Earf (@Ear2Earf) January 7, 2015
Early January & moonlight pours across the darkling night. She wanders into the winter meadow, touching each stalk with silvered moonshine.
— Kathleen (@everettpoetry) January 7, 2015
cold meadows overdressed with wind. we thought our coats would be enough. #haiku #micropoetry #amwriting #HeartSoup #vss #ashverse #poems
— Steven Kapela (@chrome_scarf) January 5, 2015
volumes and volumes of what i was and what i would never be pic.twitter.com/rr3Vjrx9vF
— Robert Smith (@rasmithii) January 5, 2015
internal organs made of glass my heart is especially brittle it often breaks eggshell wanting everyday to be the first day of Spring
— Edward Rinaldi (@blindedbeatpoet) January 5, 2015
we look at each other wondering which one of us is the family dog
— markh (@forgottenworks) January 3, 2015
#haiku #micropoetry as if the coyotes needed any help Pomeranian
— Coyote (@CoyoteSings) January 4, 2015
he blushes– and, instantly, is eight again.
— [in] Vince Wil. (@inVinceWil) January 6, 2015
a new year— i reframe the shot #poetry #micropoetry #haiku 1711
— Sondra (@SondraJByrnes) January 3, 2015
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Sandra Heska King says
These are good. I especially like #2 and #5.
oh, how i fancy #3’s lunar nuances