The Challenge of Twitter Poetry

How do you write a poem in 140 characters or less? Actually, less than 140 characters because I usually tie the poem to one of my images. That cuts the space down to 117. Even with a link shorterner, like ow.ly, that still leaves me with only a skimpy offering of 95 characters to wax poetic. I can forget hashtags like #poetweet and #twaiku. I don’t like being long-winded, but writing something meaningful with rhythm and rhyme in 95 characters is a challenge. I’ll give it my best go. I’ve already tried a few. Here are a couple of my recent Twitter expressions. Never mind the title. Not enough characters for one.

Gloomy gray 

California day

I wanted my latest to be a thought stirrer. The image wasn’t so serious, so I kept it light. 

He rides from point A to point B

Not very fast but definitely free. 


Here’s the next one in the queue. Do you have about 90 characters?

Author: mrjoe

When I'm not busy with my churchy duties, I write, make deliveries for my wife's flower shop, and snapping pics with my iPhone.