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. Here are 10 poetic tweets we enjoyed seeing recently.
— Coyote (@CoyoteSings) August 12, 2015
— Dave Read (@AsSlimAsImBeing) August 16, 2015
#5lines opening his cupped palm . . . a cricket with a little hop left
— sage stone (@sagestone_) August 15, 2015
maybe death was just another figure, round shouldered by the vending machines with crumpled paper cup in triage like the rest of us #vss
— Brendan Bonsack (@BrendanBonsack) August 13, 2015
— caroline skanne (@CarolineSkanne) August 15, 2015
tangled in bittersweet and woodbine I reach for the summers day catching only shadow and shade — Kathleen (@everettpoetry) August 14, 2015
Photo by Hiroyuki Takeda Creative Commons license via Flickr.
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