Twitter poetry 2021: Week 1

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021.

As Ingrid herself has written, micropoetry is a unique challenge because I want to feel free to write poems without restrictions, ones that I feel reflect something meaningful. Still, I am hoping to meet this challenge and grow from it. I can’t say that I love all the poems I’ve tweeted so far, but Ingrid’s suggested goal of daily micropoems does get my juices flowing!

Below is my first week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David

33 thoughts on “Twitter poetry 2021: Week 1”

  1. Well done, David – I think your micropoems are great and I’m glad you are joining in. I really like the format of this post: did you add the tweets as images?

    1. Thanks, Ingrid – for the idea and the kind compliment.

      I created the post using the WP block editor, and there’s a “twitter” block that allows us to feature individual tweets, which I used for each poem.

      -David

  2. Hello Ben. I have just followed you. I enjoyed your poems, especially the last one for some reason – it seemed to echo in my head.

    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth – having one of my poems echo in somebody else’s head is just about the highest compliment I could imagine receiving.

      Yours,
      David

  3. One poem a day is a great goal David. And hashtags in a poetry is so new and interesting πŸ™‚

  4. Nice. I’m not so sure all of your poems qualify as micropoetry but they are definitely poetry! And they are definitely good!

    1. You know, as a rule, I don’t like Twitter, but I really liked Ingrid’s idea, and Twitter seemed like a the perfect platform for it πŸ™‚

      -David

  5. Wowwww…. these are all good. They look nice on Twitter (I just checked them out over there), what a great idea…
    My fave is the one at the top — “swift stream begins…” So, so beautiful.

  6. Hey David, I see I’m a little late to the party. I’ll be starting writing fresh twitter poetry from tomorrow too, taking the challenge to write one poem a day. See you there~ Jay

    1. The greatest challenges for me are the calendar keeping and the stick-to-it-iveness… because the project requires that I stay on top of the days and not skip any by accident πŸ€“

      -David

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