Solitude, Sandstorm, or: Young

This year, I am attempting to become active on Twitter after having created an account last year to post 365 micropoems. Among other things, this means I will be responding to Twitter poetry prompts. Initially, I wasn’t planning on x-posting those here, but then I realized: 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 three recent senryus I’m fond of. Each was a response to a one-word prompt:


weary muse seeking
some solace in #solitude
slowly soldiers on


brown daytime skyline
Jerusalem's windows shut
eye-burning #sandstorm


I act #young at heart
laughing away challenges
but my clown face weeps

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!

23 thoughts on “Solitude, Sandstorm, or: Young”

        1. it does seem like some people engage more there… maybe even most people… but I still consider my blog to be my “home base”… Twitter is kinda like stepping out through the front door and onto the street ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Gorgeous share on WP
    ๐Ÿ•บI act #young at heart laughing away challenges but my clown face weeps๐Ÿ•บ

    Oh, this one hurts ๐Ÿ˜ข so much

      1. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚
        Lol , reminds me of the time i was on google and Facebook.
        But you know i always have to shed my tears.
        I’m happy i could retrieve this post. Our power is gone for almost three hours now ๐Ÿ˜ซ
        My battery is low.
        Have a lovely evening

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