EDIT: I seem to have written 3 poems about love and loss. I don’t know why. I am quite happy with my fiancée and have never been married. I must have read or heard something that influenced me in an odd way.
It took almost 2 hours, but I went through my entire twitter feed and found every poem I have written for posting on twitter. Twitter has a terrible archiving feature, so from now on, every poem posted there, will also be posted here.
I think some of these are quite good. Let me know what you think! Most of these were written for #haikuchallenge a daily twitter poetry challenge I used to participate in and will begin participation in again.
waist-deep in the bay/ mocha water lapping against my back/ I see you laughing on the shore/ and feel something slither/ upon my leg #lqw
waist-deep in the bay
mocha water lapping against my back
I see you laughing on the shore
and feel something slither
upon my leg
This was my first time participating. I find the length limitation of twitter extremely challenging. This poetic form is neither haiku nor tanka. It’s a relatively new form called gogyohka. The only true rule is that it is limited to five lines. I hope you enjoyed it.
I have just learned of another word game that does the same thing “artwiculate”. I will be following this one as well. Today’s word is “rubicund”. I haven’t had a chance to write anything yet, but I’ll keep you posted.
Artwiculate operates on a voting and point system. Loqwacious is solely for fun. For that reason, I will always prefer Loqwacious, but I am still doing both.