Friday, October 14, 2011

Stay hungry

And there is really so little room! So little time!
The poet becomes an expert packer of suitcases.

— Sylvia Plath

Tweet constraints make for creativity —
what can be said should be said sparingly —
while bloviators need the extra space.
What once was bloated words now filled with grace.

The clever twibes stay hungry all the time —
they learn to thrive by living on a dime.
They fast enough to only just consume
the room they need for crystal thoughts to bloom.

Carol Ann Duffy: texting and Twitter 'help students perfect poetry' The Telegraph
this poem placed in Poets United Thursday Think Tank #70: Hunger

I use both Twitter and Google+. Google+, though, is like Twitter on Hulk-sizing steroids.