Thanks for the shout-out, Dave, though I'd just say go ahead and read
Morning Porch for prime examples of Twitter poetry. I don't see how Dave
does it every day.
I don't mark my tweets (twits?) haiku, first because I didn't know I was
supposed to but second and most important because I can't write decent
I do find trying to say something "poetic" about each day in 140 characters
good discipline, though I often fail, and also a fun outlet for the romantic
nature poet side of me that doesn't often get to manifest in my full length
I do envy Dave his mountain. Here on the Bluegrass plateau, wildlife is
pretty limited in activity and variety (unless you want to count pickup
trucks and flatbeds).
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On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 16:10:54 -0700, sharon brogan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I've thought that Twitter would be an excellent medium for haiku --
>but haven't the discipline to stick with it myself.
You mean Twaiku? It's a movement. A lot of it fairly disposable, of course,
but some quite good. See http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23haiku
(but far from all Twitter haiku are tagged as such).
This list is pretty good (though, full disclosure, he does link to my stuff,
which isn't haiku):
My own collection of Twitter favorites contains some haiku along with other
poetic stuff (and includes some from WOMPOite Sherry Chandler, A.K.A.
and in the open-source (and superior) Twitter alternative, Identica: