A Poem About Tweeting: Twitter Is The New Poetry

Twitter Is The New Poetry

I had read in my recent tweets that "twitter is the new poetry," and this quote inspired me to write this poem.

I don't know where the quote is from and if anyone knows, I would be glad to credit that person. But it does make sense.


Twitter is the new poetry.
Twitter is the new poetry.

My Ode To Twitter

Twitter, in case you don't know, is a social medium where people can send short messages of no more than 140 characters. These messages appear on what is called a "feed" to everyone who is on their list.

It's only been around since 2006. Twitter "success" depends on your ability to condense thoughts into small packages: the opposite of rambling, as it were.

I just started tweeting this year and I must admit I love it. The quickness of it and the randomness of it. It's a mini-universe of ideas and quips. The online experience of a very clever and very crowded party.

So this is my ode to Twitter. A little poem with short lines.

Tweet it if you want to. I know I will! And follow me, @prairienomad, if you care to. I'll be there. On Twitter.

Twitter is the New Poetry

Twitter is
The new poetry
They say.

140 characters
Like a haiku
With #tags

We tweet out
The minutiae
Of our days.

And blurt out
The wisdom
Of our times.

An never-ending
Stream of nothing
With small

Pieces of random
Relevance.
Twitter ...

Is the new poetry
We the new
Troubadours.

Instant publication.
Immediate gratification.
140 characters of satisfaction.

Twitter
Tweets like treats
Eaten quickly.

Forgotten tomorrow
Never printed
Nor cemented.

Temporary amusement
Ever-changing
Kaleidoscope of words

Twitter you are
Our poetry.
Twitter you are our times.

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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

This will make a lot of smiles, and it will be interesting to see how many times the hub is twitted. :)


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

RTalloni, thank you! It was just kind of a sudden inspiration as I thought about that quote and what it meant.


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thranax 5 years ago from Rep Boston MA

Nice twitter poem. It is true - makes me want to use twitter more (I dont use it enough).

~thranax~


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

Sometimes sudden inspirations are the best - very good poem.


"Quill Again" 5 years ago

Great poem and love the read... very much in context with the world we live in.

Blessings


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Love your poem. It's a whole lot more lyrical than the tweets I send out :)


SusieQ42 5 years ago

I am a twitter fan and many of my hubs are twitted. Thanks for the great poem. "Twitter is our Poetry."


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

I haven't tweeted too much, and I haven't done it this year at all. One of these days ... hubpages has taken much of my time lately.

This was a really cute poem. It was a good take on the world of twitter.


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

@Thranax, thank you so much! I had an account for two years and only twitted twice but once I started, I found it pretty fun!

@Ktrapp, thank you! Yes, I find most of my poems just come to me suddenly. Articles, on the other hand, take a lot longer!

@Quill, I appreciate your feedback! So nice to have you back. Blessings to you, as well.

@Green Lotus, thank you so much! Ha! Me too! But I do find something poetic about the whole medium itself. Take care!

@Susie, that's awesome! I put quite a few of my hubs on Twitter, too, and sometimes it creates some traffic. Thanks for the comment.

@Homestead, thanks for your kind words. Hubpages can be very time-consuming, can't it? :)


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

What a great poem. I started using Twitter for passing on my hubs and other interesting ones. I will have to pass on this one. voted up!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi prairieprincess,

I don't do any tweeting myself, perhaps I should start?

I enjoyed your poem very much.

Cloverleaf.


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

@Tipoague, thank you so much for the share and the kind feedback! Hey, I will have to check to see if I am following you on there yet. I twitter some of my pieces on there, too, and it's surprising how many people read them sometimes.

@Cloverleaf, like I said, it's very new to me, too. It is a neat medium for writers, especially. At first, I didn't get the point but it is good for people getting to know you with just quick little notes. Take care!


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kimh039 5 years ago

Love it! I was a little slow to warm with twitter, but am finding more tweeple to twitter and tweet now:) Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and support re my recent status update, prairieprincess. I appreciate it:)


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

Kim, I was pretty slow to get into Twitter, too, but then started to like it. Thanks for the lovely comment!


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marwan asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

Inspirational............


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

What a great, short and sweet poem/twitter style. I just started tweeting about four months ago and I am hooked. It's really helped to increase traffic to my blog and hubs.


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Cyndi10 5 years ago from Georgia

Hey, I liked that poem. I don't tweet yet, but from what I can tell, you captured the essence, especially the instant gratification.


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ThePracticalMommy 5 years ago from United States

This really captured the essence of Twitter : "Temporary amusement,Ever-changing,Kaleidoscope of words". That's exactly what it is! Well done! See you on Twitter. :)


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Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

I like the idea that Twitter is the new poetry! This might be my inspiration to tweet more! Oh, I tweeted this. :)


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

Follow me on twitter @driftoff2dream - I use the hashtag #hubpagesrocks and is anyone uses that hashtag I will promote that link.

Good hub


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

@Marwan, thank you! Twitter is a whole new bag! Take care.

@Twin, nice to see you. I do find that Twitter does seem to help my traffic, too. I only started really tweeted a few months ago, too. Thanks for the comment!

@Cyndi, thank you! Yes, it is a different kind of medium than anything else. I started a few months after starting Hubpages.

@PM, thank you so much. I am glad that I was able to capture that essence -- I still think Twitter is pretty strange! But it's interesting, too. Thanks again for the comment.


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

@Hey Stephanie, thanks for the tweet! I find I go through tweeting spurts and then leave it for a while. But tweeting is kind of neat medium! Thanks so much for the comment!

@Manthy, thank you! I will definitely do that and that's so cool that you do that kind of promotion. Thanks for letting me know and take care.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

That was great and you really put everything about Twitter in a nutshell right in your poem... Great... tweeting and linking! Thanks for the recomendation!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Barbergirl, thank you so much for your support on this poem! It was a lot of fun to write. Have a wonderful day.


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ryanjhoe 3 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

Haha, your poem is very unique, I like it! Nice poem you have. Thanks for share!


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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada Author

@Ryan, thank you for reading my poem! Have a wonderful night.

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