Twitter poetry 2021: Week 13

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, with my six-year-old daughter at home every day during the Passover holiday, I had less time alone with my thoughts ~ there were things on my mind that I wanted to write poems about, which I did not get to. Still, I managed to stick to my commitment! (She’ll be returning to preschool on Tuesday of next week…)

Anyway, below is my 13th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom & Happy [end of] Passover from Jerusalem,
David

Marble nights, or: Haunting

A ‘Magnetic Poem’ tanka

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angel bleeds color
desiring eternity
father's ghost haunting
in joyless kiss lingering
marble nights' old prisoner

Notes

  • For this poem, I decided to use the ‘Poet Set’ on the Magnetic Poetry website, which, I believe, is the first time I have done so;
    • I find that switching between the sets of magnets makes magnetic poetry more interesting;
  • This poem was, in part, inspired by my having lost my own father nearly three years ago, but it’s not about me or about him at all – it’s an entirely fictional piece;
  • I once again opted for a tanka, rather than a haiku;
    • As I’ve written before, the extra two lines (14 syllables) provide a greater challenge, as well as a larger canvas;
    • I’ve really taken to writing magnetic tankas;
  • As an additional challenge to myself, I deliberately wrote this as an alphabet poem;
  • I searched for and found the featured image only after I had written the entire tanka.

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 12

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

It’s funny to me that I know how many days have gone by this year merely because I’ve been writing daily poems since day one.

Please note that I’ll be offline for the next couple of days because of Shabbat (the Sabbath) and the 1st day of Passover, which ends at sunset on Sunday. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of you lovely people then!

Anyway, below is my 12th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom & Happy Passover from Jerusalem,
David