Twitter poems

A few poems, written whilst I was away over New Year. Most were posted first on Twitter (micropoetry is, for me, the best thing about Twitter) and thus written quickly, reflecting the medium.


Curlews take flight
Beyond the stone wall
Ghosts in halflight
Silent as nightfall
Slip out of sight
Hardly here at all


Sweet the twicefold call
Of curlews rising at dusk
From a western shore

After the sunset
The wind blows out of the north
Cold as last year’s bones

A finger of stone
An arc across the moorland
In the distance rain



A robin sings
Before the dawn
Bright notes take wings
A robin sings
Each ripple rings
With hope reborn
A robin sings
Before the dawn

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8 Responses to Twitter poems

  1. Pingback: Beneath the trees – Jane Dougherty Writes

  2. These are lovely! I agree; the only way to participate on twitter is with poetry. You’ve reminded me I haven’t tried a triolet for a long time. It will give me something to chew over.

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