Twitter poetry 2021: Week 11

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

At this point, I’ve really merged my Twitter poetry with my WordPress poetry, which was not what I had intended at the start, but it simply got to be too much for me to write twice as much poetry. It’s amazing to me, actually, how long it takes me to write a poem sometimes. A poem may contain fifty words, but I might work at them for hours and remain unsatisfied. On the other hand, when I find myself pleased with a poem of my creation, it’s incredibly rewarding.

Anyway, below is my 11th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,

32 thoughts on “Twitter poetry 2021: Week 11”

  1. I love the first four and especially the fourth, I relate to that one a lot, minus the beard! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜‚ xoxo

  2. This forces intentional word choice vs. just suggesting it. Your words are beautiful and this idea is one I shall borrow.. I commend you for achieving this level of public writing every day – I’m not sure I could do it!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŒŸ

    1. Janeen, THANK YOU!

      Are you interested in writing poetry daily on Twitter? If so, my poet-friend Ingrid will share all of your daily poems if you tag her on Twitter – I can give you the details ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. No harm in merging twitter with wordpress. You write when you want to and at whatever pace you prefer, don’t be stressed about not always writing new content for the blog. I recycle my old poems here too, from time to time. Plus, these are such beautiful poems, they deserve to be shared across different platforms! ๐Ÿค—

    1. You are too sweet, Shruba. Thank you.

      Yes, I do try to pace myself, and this challenge on Twitter that I’ve undertaken has forced me to think seriously about how and how much I write!


    1. Thanks, Lauren! I also liked the one about my daughter in particular! It was very much from the heart. And the one about telling myself to get the job done kinda amused me… usually we tell people to get UP OFF their fat asses, rather than sit DOWN ON them ๐Ÿ˜


  4. Very beautiful work, David. I love all of these pieces. Itโ€™s totally understandable why youโ€™d double up instead of writing two poemsโ€”one for Twitter and one for the blog. I do this too when I participate.

    Ngl, itโ€™s hard not to feel like a machine that pumps out poetry when I write a poem everyday. Now Iโ€™m taking it at a much slower pace, hoping the spirit will come to me again with writing.

    Very beautiful work, however. I especially enjoyed the one dedicated to your daughter. ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Thanks, Lucy. I think one of the reasons I like trying new poetry forms is to “keep it now” day-to-day…

      I also really the one about my daughter – that felt very real to me โค


  5. Enjoyed the quick glance and look forward to more–busy now waiting for a plumber, a universal human activity. Hope you take a look at the video. Thanks for the like.

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