Twitter poetry 2021: Week 16

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

In retrospect, I would say that this idea of writing daily poetry on my Twitter account, which did not take long to merge into the stream of poetry that I produce on this blog, was directly responsible for my increased output.

Perhaps that seems obvious to you, but when I took this challenge upon myself, I thought, “How hard could this be? I can write one haiku daily – no big deal!” However, in truth, even poems of very few words take me a while to write; and -also- writing poetry seems to have a snowballing effect on me.

The more I write, the more I am driven to write. It is (and maybe I am) a bit crazy.

Below is my 16th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 15

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

For some reason, this week felt very intense to me when it came to my writing… I wouldn’t say that I struggled to write every day, but I very strongly felt the weight of my dedication to my poetry project (both on Twitter and especially here on WordPress). I’m beginning to feel that my lived existence is becoming inseparable from creative written expression.

Below is my 15th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David

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Epigraph:

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MagneticPoetry.com, April 13, 2021
I find myself pulled
to write magnetic haikus
but site doesn't work

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 14

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, for some reason, I felt very pressed in keeping up with both my blogging and my Twitter poetry so I ended up posting poems on Twitter that I had written the very same day for my blog. There’s nothing wrong with that; I’ve taken a forgiving attitude towards myself when it comes to producing content… I’m prioritizing quality over quantity.

Below is my 14th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David

Inner senryu, or: Haiku

Dear Haiku, pray, how do you do?
Day after day, my heart yearns for you.
Such a hard pill to swallow;
All my jokes feel so hollow;
Must our relationship really be through?
in wintry waters
needy anglerfish cling on;
rainbow trout solo
Can't you recall all the fun we once had?
Those pranks you would pull in our pad?
Before your nature studies,
We were lovers and buddies;
Your new seriousness makes me so sad.
cold darkness fading
distant horizon aglow
long shadows recall
Yes, yes! There's that smile in your eyes!
Come! Enough with the humorless sighs!
You were my senryu,
The witty one I wooed...
Please - don't let genius bring about our demise.
scientist, beaming,
discovers... nay! recaptures
love, laughter, purpose

d’Verse

Whenever d’Verse invites us to share poems of our choosing with our poetry community, I tend to select works of mine from many months ago. However, in response to this week’s prompt, I’m opting, for the first time, to share a poem that I completed and published just today.

I simply had a lot of fun crafting this particular poem, and I’d like to share it with you on this April Fool’s Day. I do hope you enjoy it! 😁

All best,
David

Freedom, or: Limitations

EPIGRAPH:

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

– Orson Welles (1915-85)
Deceptive freedom
Everywhere | boundaries
Awareness sets free

Shabbat & Pesach (Passover)

Dear friends, I am offline for two days until sunset on Sunday so I will be unable to respond to your comments until then. I’ll miss you 🙂