Friday, October 18, 2013

MicroPoetry Slam! Twitter Poets United in Beauty for 140 Characters

Micropoetry #mp flows like free verse haiku (twihaiku, some call it), poetry that wraps up a story or feeling in a few succulent syllables. 

I've become a Twitter poetry lover. To me, there is no excuse for not reading, savoring each quick rush of beauty. No TLDR here, just well-crafted verse leaving you craving more. 


Sometimes snippets of longer poems, sometimes published as complete works, Twitter poetry entices with concise bursts of passion.

Some of the published poets I follow on Twitter have agreed to share a few of their works here. You will want to follow them on Twitter, too. Finger snaps!




1

It is difficult to remember
how much of us is water
in our thirsty skins.


2

I touch the language of water
to bead or rain
or suck in

& know my body
drowns in it.


3

Lie naked on ice
with no scent

water does not foul
without life or decay

& its groaning
is not us.


4

We are wed
to the transparency
of water & air

as much as to
the murkiness
of fog & depth.


5

When I was young
all I needed was love.
I must still be young.

Bauke Kamstra PositivelyWyrde 

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She wants
his words to be for her
wants to watch
his mouth as he reads
each line of love
wants for a moment
to feel what she has.
___

Apple season finds
her missing summer berries
the sweetness on her
lips, her mouth remembering
their taste those warm days & nights.


___________________________

when the world
crumbles beneath your feet
catastrophic life quake
comes the time of
knowing one's strength

Grace 

_______________________________

*** Check out Twitter friend @Poejazzi for great poetry, music, and London’s Premier Spoken Word/Music night. Curated by Joshua Idehen, Charlotte Morgan Nwokenna and Inua Ellams. ***