Twitter poetry 2021: Week 18

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 come to belated realize that my Twitter poetry goal inherently requires me to write more poetry than I would otherwise attempt to produce. And it’s not simply that I’m striving to write at least one poem daily…

It’s also that Twitter poetry is short by nature, and I like to play with longer forms of poetry too, meaning that I cannot crosspost these longer poems of mine to my Twitter account. So, on any given day, if I take the time to craft a long poem, I will still have to create an additional shorter poem for Twitter.

When I first began this poetic odyssey, I certainly did not think it would be so intensive.

Anyway, below is my 18th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David

12 thoughts on “Twitter poetry 2021: Week 18”

  1. David, an interesting week of poems. I particularly enjoyed the poem from 5/3 which begins “Tiny happy girl…” and the poem from 5/7 which I commented on earlier. Children are so appealing with their fresh view of life, their curiosity, and their open expression of emotion. Your poems capture that so well! ❤ Have a great week ahead!

  2. Shabbat Shalom David

    Unfortunately, I have deactivated my Twitter account but I love reading your blog posts.

    Regards,

    Neelam

    1. Well, I’m not really active on Twitter – I only use my account to post one daily poem. And – I always post all of my Twitter poems to this blog on Fridays 🙂


      David

    1. Yes, Tricia, I’m also finding it more difficult… but I recently wrote a sestina just because I felt like it, and that’s a long form… sometimes I’m in the mood for no specific reason! ❤

  3. I didn’t realise how intensive it would be either… I set out thinking, ‘it’s only a few words, how hard can it be?’ But they have to be the right words 😅

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