Twitter poetry 2021: Week 4

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

I’ve been finding that I am more able to express uncomfortable feelings in this micropoetry format. However, on the downside, sometimes I feel that I have to write micropoems because I’ve committed myself to writing them daily, and I ended up feeling that I’m doing nothing more than throwing words together for the sake of publishing them.

Below is my 4th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David

39 thoughts on “Twitter poetry 2021: Week 4”

  1. I know exactly what you mean about feeling obliged to write one! Sometimes I wait until I feel inspired, then I write a bunch of them to use later on. I will also have to keep a note of the days as once January is over I won’t have a clue what day of the year it is πŸ€ͺ

  2. Oh these are great Ben and I totally get the feeling in writing in general when were not as moved when we are trying to keep up with writing. I loved them all and laughed at your last one. 🀣❀️

  3. There are many who do not count micro-poetry as real poems. I take a more Zen approach. Some of the micro poets would take exception to those that contain rhyme but I think they are more than fine…

    1. I’m not really invested in whether my poems are technically micropoems, and I’m not really invested in whether micropoems are considered poems by other people πŸ˜€

      Mostly, I’m just having fun with a self-imposed poetry goal ❀

      -David

  4. Did you write these love them! What a good idea. I have a Twitter account and just felt lost on it. I had one for yrs then got rid of it and and two. Months ago I went back on. And just can’t seem to connect again. Lovely poems😊

    1. Thank you so much, WOC πŸ˜€

      Yeah, honestly, I avoided Twitter up until just this year when I read about Ingrid’s idea, and suddenly Twitter seemed purposeful to me!

      -David

        1. If you’d like – you can tag Ingrid in each of your poems, and she’ll cross-post them – and you can also tag #APoemADay πŸ˜€

        2. That would be wonderful one I do not know if there worthy and honestly how do I tag someone on WP? Is this Ingrid what you sent me?

        3. Oh my! Thank you so much, David. Now that I have taken up a bit of your time. I hope you’re are doing well.? I am still catching up on your posts. I do enjoy it very much.

        4. Aw, thanks πŸ™‚

          Yes, we’re well. No major news that I can think of… hmn…. well, we just signed our daughter up for first grade – that’s a pretty big deal!

          How about you?

        5. That is a big deal oh my very exciting. So happy for you and your wife. I hope your daughter is excited? Not much is going on at the moment, just trying to get through a brutally cold week. And. Now possible snow coming in on Monday. But a bit warmer. 😊Thank you for asking.

  5. My pleasure friend. I struggle with Twitter so much. I tried to post this morning and ended up doing it twice because I didn’t think it took the first time. I have used computers all my life so I don’t know why but it frustrates me to the point I don’t want to write. Plus I just can’t keep up with more than one platform and do it justice. Your poems were all very good. Have a blessed day David. xoxoxo

      1. Perhaps you will be come a master at using this venue. I just keep messing things up. Two of my biggest flaws are my impatience and stubbornness. Neither of which I am proud of. I continue to work on these but I still have much work to do. I loved your post on your religious beliefs. I think you described your feelings and beliefs very well. I bet that high school teacher is honored you remember him as making a difference. Sending love to you my friend. Joni

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