Twitter poetry 2021: Week 50

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

This week, I posted a series of elfchens to Twitter, which I wrote a while ago… Actually, I’m thrilled to say that I’ve completed my full year’s worth of micropoems for 2021, meaning that I no longer have to compose poems for this particular project. From here on out, I’ll only be posting these weekly compilations of micropoems on Fridays! Huzzah!

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,

20 thoughts on “Twitter poetry 2021: Week 50”

  1. Your anxiety monster is cute, and I really like the poem you wrote about him! But tell him to stay away from me, especially at this busy time of year! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wrote one elfchin last year and have been thinking about trying to write some others. Reading your elfchins makes me want to stop dilly-dallying! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi! These are fun! I haven’t heard of elfchen, but that isn’t surprising. The one about anxiety is hilarious!

  3. I think, David, it would take a genius wordsmith and keyword locksmith to distill eleven syllables as pure and potentially efficacious as any of your eleven-hashtag marvels, never mind the religious zeal in 365 of them — Oy! and, If I may say, mazel-tov! My debut Elfchen, structurally modeled on yours, is but a blurb on the book jacket of your magnum opus. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Poets and choirs
    Preachers and prophets
    Birds of the feather

    1. ๐ŸคŽ CES ๐ŸคŽ – thank you so much! You’re very kind.

      BTW… I think there’s a tiny error in your elfchen because the second line has three words instead of two…


  4. Probably not paying attention to your posts, I had to look to see what made and elfchen. Interesting and challenging, but my propensity to verbosity wouldn’t allow me to work on such. Yours, quite interesting. I’ve a question for you David. Do you pick a form, then write, or do thoughts and words bubble up and suggest a form?

    1. Espie ~ it’s some of each.

      I explore forms and play with them, but once I’ve become acquainted with them, and particularly once I’ve written a few, they sometimes come to me in various contexts as particularly suitable for what I’m feeling that I want to write.


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