30 January 2014

140 Characters to Leave Your Lover


How many characters
do I need to say
good bye?
There aren't enough

in any language,
any number of words.
You're there begging me
stay.

In response to Mama Zen's Words Count over at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads who challenged us to write a poem in Twitter's 140 characters. It's not easy.

24 comments:

  1. You had me at the title! :)

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    1. As a woman of a certain age it's hard to think of leaving your lover without the echoes of Paul Simon.

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  2. (there are however fifty ways to leave a lover) Very nice, Mary.

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    1. Thanks, Helen. It's all changed in this digital age.

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  3. Gracious, I might learn to try poetry, if I visit here! :-) Really not something, which I ever imagined, for myself.

    Guess I have a very old idea, of what poetry is.........

    Tessa~
    (Upper NYS in US)

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    1. This blog world is a wonder of learning.

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  4. Your opening line just resonates with me.. I'm not one for goodbyes, and your right - not enough words when the heart is so heavy.

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    1. I enjoyed this challenge, MZ. My first twitter poem.

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  6. This does have a heavy draped feeling-very well done!

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  7. Something tells me you are saying goodbye a lot these days. I like this form, perhaps even better than haiku.

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    1. True, with a lot more to come. This is less restrictive than haiku.

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  8. Just perfect! And you know goodbyes are probably best done short and sweet. Sigh.

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  9. good bye is one of th hardest things...
    i thought of trying to leave the grands
    and them wanting you to stay
    and how hard that def would be.

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    1. Yes, last time they just grabbed me up in a big, fierce hug and didn't want to let go. Neither did I.

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  10. Not easy at all. You did it. I think poets have the easiest time with this challenge. I can never be that succinct.

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