Twitter poetry 2021: Week 5

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

I feel like I’ve been hitting my stride with these daily poems, but I also feel like I am not as strong at using vivid imagery as some other poets whose works I enjoy… Perhaps I’ll make a concerted attempt at using adjectives in my micropoetry this coming week. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Below is my 5th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,

42 thoughts on “Twitter poetry 2021: Week 5”

  1. I like them all! I love the imagery in,

    “Envelopes night stillness”
    All the sounds of the keyboard resound in your words. Bravo!

    I am stunned by your comment that you feel that your imagery may not be as robust as you might like…
    With respect, I beg to differ. A poet’s imagery is his/her own unique style.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers ๐ŸŒŸ

  2. Iโ€™m not big on imagery either, but despite the current trend I donโ€™t think adjectives are everything! I am enjoying your Twitter poetry, keep going…

  3. Love these short poems. โค Three stand out to me: 1/31 cherished alone time…lovely imagery! 2/2 Eagles and Doves with their feathers in the dust…wonderful call to peace. 2/4 Delightfully whimsical!

    Enjoy your weekend, David! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. I did!

          But it seems kind of horrible to have to starve one’s self in order to convince somebody to fall in love with you ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


        2. Ya, it is surely deep penance but that is mythology and that too dating back to more than centuries…only god’s can do tht :p

  4. I loved ‘better at writing than living, but dying to write this life’. I feel the sameโค๏ธ

    1. Thanks, Shannon ๐Ÿ™‚

      I do feel like having an illustration adds another dimension to the poetry – especially when it’s micropoetry and the poems themselves are so short!


  5. I wish I had a twitter account and this is very tempting to make one… but I am limiting my media accounts! Love these poems.

    1. Honestly, if it were not for my goal of writing “a poem a day” in 2021, I wouldn’t be on Twitter at all ๐Ÿ’“

      Thanks, Muri.


      P.S. if you do change your mind, please let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Shabbat just ended about 1/2 an hour ago in Jerusalem ๐Ÿ™‚

      Now we traditionally say “shavua tov” which means “good week” โค


  6. All well written, David, but this one I keep reading aloud:

    So soft so soft I whisper these
    Words to warm soporific breeze
    Dream do dream do โ€“ oh tell me please
    What does one do โ€“ when no rhyme frees
    From fears from fears heart’s chambers freeze
    As ghostly winds howl through them?

    Quite perfect for recitation.

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