This year, I am attempting to become active on Twitter after having created an account last year to post a series of 365 micropoems. Among other things, this means I will be responding to the occasional Twitter poetry prompt, as I’ve done several times already. At first I wasn’t planning on posting those poems to this blog, but just now I had a sudden realization – if I don’t save my Twitter poems elsewhere, I’ll never again be able to find all of them.
Of course, I have written and will write plenty more Twitter poems that I’m not especially attached to, but I don’t want to lose the ones that speak to me. Below, I’m sharing two recent senryus that I am fond of. Each of these was a response to a one-word prompt:
rapping serenade love bullets shatter windows pockmarks left on walls
leap over your mind beyondering becomes you find the other side
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!