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0 posted 01-18-2010 12:02 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


Poor Harry the poet! He had a huge crush on Marilyn but she wouldn't give him the time of day or her e-mail address. She said the only way she would communicate with him was on Twitter! He wanted to send her a poem but he thought it would look pretty hokey to send one to her one line at a time so he set out to create poems that he could send in stanzas - four lines at a time. In order to do that, he had to come up with 4-line stanzas that did not surpass the 140 character limit. Well, he did it and now they are two lovebirds, tweeting from dawn to dusk.

Can you? Let's see how good you can tweet poetically. Four line stanzas with a 140 character max per stanza. I won't count spaces as characters because I am the teacher with a heart. All Twits are invited to join in!

Remember you meter!!!
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1 posted 01-18-2010 03:05 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Oh sheesh!



I am learning to Twitter in poetry before I ever have tweeted or twitted.

Sounds like fun - I am game!
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2 posted 01-18-2010 08:25 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Alison, I thought that, in Alaska, when one says "I am game", someone shoots them!
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A bouquet of red roses, I am tweeting to you
It's more cost efficient yet romantic too
Envision twelve glorious blooms in a vase
assembled my sweet here in our cyberspace

Vibrant silicon petals of shimmering hue
I've sculpted from nothing & texted to you
I text you to show that my feelings run deep
and much better yet, I get them on the cheap

Recieve them as fact that I am courting you
special virtual flowers forever stay new
They saved me a bundle, I love you that much
I'll take you to dinner if you'll go dutch !

[This message has been edited by Dr.Moose1 (01-18-2010 12:02 PM).]

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4 posted 01-18-2010 03:21 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Yeah, Balladeer, there is that little problem - but we don't shoot other Alaskans as we are a protected species.

Moose, I love that poem.  I'd text you money for dinner but I don't text.

Dang!  

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5 posted 01-18-2010 11:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Looks like the muse returned to the moose....good to see it!

Nicely done, doc. Leave it to you to take a girl on a cheap date! Obviously I made this way too easy....I'll have to do something about that.
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6 posted 01-19-2010 07:54 AM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Thank you Alison and Balladeer. It's good to be back.
Doc

And Balladeer, I guess that would depend on your definition of "easy", let's see. We had to adhere to form ( three four line stanzas of 35 characters each )which involves some rather complicated word substitutions to get the correct count. Pick a somewhat coherent theme following your guidelines of trying to romance someone through "tweeting" them, and maintain rhyme and meter. A walk in the park m'friend, Lol.
Doc

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Marilyn, u r 1 hot chick
Of all the girls u are my pick
It is nice 4 us to twitter
U will see Iím not a quitter      

It is true uíve stolen my heart
I couldnít stand 4 us to part
Marilyn, u r on my mind
U stand out like a garage sale find  

U r better than my hound dog
I luv u more than hunting frogs
I need 4 u to be my girl
Please, let loose and give us a twirl

Marilyn, I am on my knees
And begging u not 2 play and tease    
If u r mine send me a tweet
4 u are really very sweet

xoxoxo
Harry
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8 posted 03-07-2010 12:48 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You just ain't right in the head, girl...but your poetry is right on! You're the only one to think of using 4 and 2 and u, like the twitterers do to save space...nice work!
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9 posted 03-07-2010 01:51 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

U sayin' I am tetched?



I am learnin' from the master.
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10 posted 03-07-2010 08:39 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

No, you ain't tetched, the way you garble.
I've always thought you're sharp as a marble!
You twitter like a twisted bird
And make me hang....on every word!
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11 posted 03-07-2010 01:25 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I love how you make me laugh and I marvel at how much you have taught me.

Thank you.
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12 posted 05-31-2010 01:27 AM       View Profile for rachaelfuchsberger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rachaelfuchsberger

~twiddles thumbs and tries for big puppy dog eyes~ I'm trying to catch up, but will I be forgiven if I skip this one?

Goddess grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

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13 posted 05-31-2010 09:49 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

How did you know I'm a sucker for puppy dog eyes???? Well, ok....

 
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