Twitter poetry 2021: Week 12

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

It’s funny to me that I know how many days have gone by this year merely because I’ve been writing daily poems since day one.

Please note that I’ll be offline for the next couple of days because of Shabbat (the Sabbath) and the 1st day of Passover, which ends at sunset on Sunday. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of you lovely people then!

Anyway, below is my 12th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom & Happy Passover from Jerusalem,

18 thoughts on “Twitter poetry 2021: Week 12”

  1. Hi Ben!
    It feels like Shabbat Shalom and Happy Passover are holidays where you stay but could you tell me what are they about? I’m new to this.

    Btw, loved your twitter poetry!

    1. Nivedita, hi! Nice to meet you.

      ‘Shabbat’ is the Sabbath, which begins on Friday at sunset and ends on Saturday at sunset every week. ‘Shalom’ is a word with several meanings in Hebrew, one of which is ‘peace’. So when somebody wishes somebody else a ‘Shabbat shalom’, that means that they are wishing them a peaceful Sabbath.

      As for Passover, that is a major Jewish holiday, which happens once a year and lasts for one week. This Jewish festival commemorates the ancient Israelite’s escape [by the hand of God] from their slavery in ancient Egypt.

      Does that help?

      All best,

        1. Nivedita,

          My pleasure!

          Please feel free to call me ‘David’ – that’s my first name. ‘ben’ simply means ‘son of’ in Hebrew 😊

          All best,

  2. This year is the first time I realise my birthday is precisely 6 weeks from New Year, all because of this challenge…thank you for reminding me to Tweet something!

    1. Thanks, Ana 🙂

      But you can also just follow me here because this is where the real action is – Twitter is just a repository for my poems, which I use to keep myself honest, in terms of meeting my #APoemADay goal for 2021


      1. I agree. I’m somewhat addicted to WordPress now that I’ve been using the app and reader. This is a whole world online that I didn’t realize existed, and I love it!

      1. Thank you David.
        Winter is slowly setting in so I’m going to enjoy the cost rain and the feelings of peace that it brings

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