Twitter poetry 2021: Week 2

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

Below is my second week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David

Dreams, or: Stanzas

An emoji ‘free verse’

In a moment, 
๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ it would be 
over again and he'd 
๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ have to start over in the next... no, not this time. 
Grunting, ๐Ÿค hand over hand, he scaled the 
๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ uneven face of ๐Ÿค the dream cliff,  
fingers ๐Ÿค aching with the weight of his body 
๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ as the first rays ๐ŸŒ„ of sunlight...
oh no โœ‹ no... 
no...  ...
... ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ
๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ
๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ
Far below the water's surface
he swam effortlessly, breathing
through the dream gills on 
the sides of his neck...
๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ here we 
go again... 
kicking ๐Ÿฆต with
his powerful ๐Ÿฆต legs,
frog style, ๐Ÿฆต he propelled
himself towards ๐Ÿฆต the
mouth of ๐Ÿฆต the cave
ahead. Maybe... ๐Ÿฆต
this time ๐Ÿฆต ... 
There!
Wait... 
What was
that ๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ dark...
no... please!
not... ๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ
๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ
๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

        ๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿ’ฅ 
     He landed ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š
  ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿฆถ ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š 
๐Ÿ“š barefoot ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š
๐Ÿ“š and ๐Ÿ“š tiptoed over ๐Ÿฆถ ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š
the ๐Ÿฆถ ๐Ÿ“š enormous ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š
๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š bookstacks, ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ looking 
carefully for ๐Ÿ“š the... ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿฆถ ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š
wait... ๐Ÿ“š was that it? ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š yes!
๐Ÿ“š finally! he saw it lying ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ behind 
some ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š bookstacks; ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š
๐Ÿ“š quickly - before this new dream
ended, he made a grab ๐Ÿคœ for the
๐Ÿ“š Pen โœ’๏ธ of Poetry... ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š
๐Ÿ“š he'd done it! โœ’๏ธ ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š
๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š finally... โœ’๏ธ his poems โœ
๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“š would truly be his own! ๐Ÿ““ 

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 1

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

As Ingrid herself has written, micropoetry is a unique challenge because I want to feel free to write poems without restrictions, ones that I feel reflect something meaningful. Still, I am hoping to meet this challenge and grow from it. I can’t say that I love all the poems I’ve tweeted so far, but Ingrid’s suggested goal of daily micropoems does get my juices flowing!

Below is my first week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David