Twitter poetry 2021: Week 10

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Since beginning this daily challenge, I have been scheduling my Saturday poems on Twitter because I don’t blog on Shabbas.

It’s odd, then, that it was only today that it suddenly struck me that I could also post poems on WordPress in the same manner. And so – even as I’ll be offline for 25 hours, I will be scheduling two poems to be posted here at ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ – on Saturday at 2:00 AM and 2:00 PM [GMT+2:00]. I do hope you enjoy them!

Below is my 10th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,

Smooth operator, or: Lady

A ‘Magnetic Poem’ tanka

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smooth operator
she is cool, hot, alluring
rockin' out with style
confident and impressive
lady believes her power


  • This is the 2nd time that I made use of the ‘Mustache Set’ on the Magnetic Poetry website;
    • I deliberately chose this set because this poem was written for International Women’s Day 2021;
      • I wanted to write a poem about a confident woman with a set of words designed to describe confident men;
      • #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021;
  • I again opted for a tanka, rather than a haiku;
    • I’ve really been in a tanka groove recently;
  • I found the featured image after writing the poem; it did not inspire the poem.