Last week I think I started writing little poems on Twitter. I haven’t been sure what to call them. I was talking to my friend and colleague Tim Marklein and he suggested Twiku. I kind of like it. I don’t want to be constrained by the conventions of haiku but it sure sounds like an awesome term.
Here are the few I’ve done so far:
Fall into bed like a stone into water/Sink swiftly, settle softly/Coated like a rock with the dust of the day/Wait for the cleanse of sleep
Beauty is not/In the eye of the beholder/Beauty is in/The soul of the beheld
Sun through glass/Lulls my head heavy/I would sleep if I could/If I could I would/Dream someplace sunny/With pillows/But no glass
a late night/an early morning/a long train ride. sleep.
I’m sure there’s plenty of short poetry on Twitter already but a little more never hurts.