Hello everyone! This is Jen again, greeting you from BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond. Thank you for participating in last week’s challenge! I hope you enjoyed Bastet’s Fibonacci!
For this week you have the choice of writing a shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5), or a “poetweet“.
Poetweet is simple to explain – but less simple to construct. “Poetweet” is a free verse poem constructed with *exactly* 140 characters. That number *includes* punctuation and line breaks. (Hence the “tweet” portion of the name. “Tweets” in “Twitter” can be no longer than 140 characters.)
I was introduced to Poetweet by thotpurge. Please visit the author – Rajani has a wonderful perspective and has given us permission to share this poetweet:
in a giant kaleidoscope,
forming exquisite patterns
of incoherent magnificence.
Until a mirror breaks.
While (technically) a “poetweet” can be less than 140 characters long, for this challenge try to write your poem as close to 140 characters as possible – without going over the limit. You’ll need to weigh every word – every bit of punctuation – every line break – very carefully.
For your inspiration I’m adding a great old cabinet card – of a handsome gentleman at his writing table! (I like to be contrary that way.) However – feel free to write on any subject you prefer.
Feel free to write a shadorma and/or poetweet. The choice is yours! When you have written your poem(s), please TAG them BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.