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Despite my yearly resolution not to make New Year's resolutions, this year I have resolved to learn how to use Twitter. And you, dear Toads, are getting dragged along with me.
Today, we are writing Twitter poems. Despite the techy name, a twitter poem is just a poem brief enough to fall at or below Twitter's tweet limit of 140 characters. Sounds easy enough, right? Here's an example by some guy named Billy Collins:
The poem creates a space.
It hides in a tent in a forest.
Making its own bed it falls asleep in the dark,
wakes up under a lamp or the sun.
--- from The New York Times Week in Review
You know, that guy may have a real future in poetry . . .
So, what do you think? Are you ready to give it a try? Your assignment is to write a poem of 140 characters or less. Feel free to do as many as you want and even chain them together if you like; just make sure that each stanza is 140 characters or less. Have fun!
Editorial Note: There are lots of character count thingies online. I like this one.
Boring Editorial Note: Billy Collins' "Twitter Poem" is reproduced under fair use for non-profit, educational purposes only. No infringement of copyright is intended.