I am enjoying creating different types of short forms of poetry that I thought of giving a “Poetweet” a go as well. A poetweet uses exactly 140 characters. It was a bit of a hassle getting the character count right, more than the usual syllable count for other short forms like haiku or tanka. Here goes:

no chemical reactions
no fireworks

no grand gestures 
no serendipity

just two souls
sharing bread
a laugh or two
building a home

If I would title this one, it would probably be

“Why shouldn’t love be simple?”

Linking it up with thotpurge who is running micropoetry month. Thankyou Rajani for introducing a different type of short form each day to us.

Why shouldn’t love be simple? Poetweets #Micropoetry
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4 thoughts on “Why shouldn’t love be simple? Poetweets #Micropoetry

  • November 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    This is lovely. I do find that by placing restrictions on word choice/number of characters/numbers of lines/number of syllables/etc that you are giving yourself the clarity, focus and brevity to edit the poem/story to its most simplest and most powerful form and the results here are outstanding. Sharing bread and building a home together are such fundamental goals in a happy, healthy relationship, if you have those two things then you have a solid foundation and relationship to build upon for the future 🙂

  • November 10, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I like this one a lot. Sometimes putting strange constraints on our writing allows us to be more creative. I know that might not make sense, but I’ve found it’s often true.

  • November 8, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Namratha, sorry I just saw this.. your pingback landed in the spam folder. Yup the simple togetherness is magic in itself!! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂


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