🐦 Increase Retweets With Micropoetry

Twitter Micropoetry

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Short poetry has not been my usual style.  I have nothing against creating just a few lines of poetry, it’s just whenever I write a short piece, I start thinking…just a couple more lines.  Before I know it, my very short poem has become…long.

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I’ll confess I’m not a great fan of haiku, although sometimes I see one that catches my eye and reaches me in a way that most haiku poetry just doesn’t.  So not much encouragement there for me to write haiku!

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In March 2014 I finally opened a Twitter page and quickly discovered other tweeters posting micropoetry.  I’d heard of micropoetry before, and had created a few Tumblr blog posts with micropoetry, but I had no idea how popular it was on Twitter.

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Unlike haiku, micropoetry doesn’t appear to have rules.  There are some who say it should have no more than 140 characters, but as far as I know that suggestion came about because of the Twitter character limit.  I like a lack of rules, I find rules irritating, they kill my inspiration.

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If you post poetry on your blog and you tweet about your writings, try posting some micropoetry in your tweets.  I’ve found it to be a great way of attracting other tweeters to discover your Twitter page.

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It isn’t just other micropoetry writers who retweet my poetry, all kinds of people have been drawn to my miniature poetry posts.

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One woman was promoting her country hotel in America and she came across my micropoem about abandoned mansions.  It reminded her of a ghost town she’d visited some years before, where she had taken some interesting pictures of an abandoned house.  She not only kindly complimented me and retweeted my post, she posted her own picture giving me a link in her tweet saying how much my poem had reminded her of that old house.  I retweeted her picture to my page, so she got a tweet from me that she wouldn’t have otherwise have had, and an entertaining conversation came about in the process.

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She was a clever lady who knew how to promote her business in a fun and creative way, and getting to know people in the process without the need to mindlessly follow other tweeters for no reason other than to self promote, or post pointless tagged tweets.  A lot of tweeters think that’s a good way to get attention.  No it isn’t.  It’s the best way to get unfollowed.  Never do that…it’s spam, irritating, and so boring!! 😦

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I’ve also noticed some people who post micropoetry on Twitter don’t have blogs and don’t appear to post poetry anywhere else.  Twitter is their micro-blog.  It’s possible some of those Twitter writers who search for micropoetry to retweet may also be interested in your other tweets for your (longer) poetry on your blog, or any other tweet.

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Micropoetry on Twitter is very much on the increase.  Even famous poets like Benjamin Zephaniah post micropoetry on their Twitter page.  “I like to send out little treats of poetry every now and then” he says “to make people think a little bit. It’s a great way to connect daily with your audience.  It’s a better way of saying, ‘I’m in the shop.’

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Of course, if you like more of a challenge, try posting some haiku or senryu.  Whatever the style, those mini poems are a good way to find potential new followers for your blog.  I’ve even made new WordPress blog friends occasionally too.  It’s amazing what can come out of a small scrap of poetry.
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But if you’re not into writing poetry, retweet other writers mini poems instead.  I promise you, it will make your Twitter page a lot more attractive.

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Micropetry Info

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What Is Micropoetry?
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Here’s a selection of some of my Twitter Micropoetry

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Abandoned mansions
hollow rooms
ghostly halls
spiders living in splendour
dust dancing to sunlight
all that was
time rearranged
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These words
they never depart
they circle endlessly
like birds in flight
waiting to find rest
waiting to be heard
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An awesome book
a sumptuous chair
plump cushions
silence
my perfect
Sunday afternoon
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Euphoria said “drink me”
I drained the bottle
got lost on cloud nine
heavy head
sorry heart but…
sober again
never again
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I want to dump the junk
hurl the hassle
and know for sure
it’s nothing more
than ancient garbage
hanging heavy
on my shoulders
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There’s a queue in my head
of short stories
each one calls
“Me first!”
I told them to wait
rudeness
never gets my attention
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Left you in the cemetery
for your eternal sleep
but on leaving
I found it was I
who had been sleeping
at last my eyes are open
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Time to lay down my fears
leave my senses to rest
I’ve run too much
too hard
too long
time to tell the dragon
his time is up
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Poetry
is my counsellor
Prose
my revelation
the unravelling
of who I am
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Clocks are better
without hands
digital
armless
turnless
kind illusion
that time
is no more
than numbers in repetition
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Is a fruitless tree
still worthy?
Is a person
fruitless
empty
lacking in lustre
of no value?
Maybe
they’re still waiting
to blossom
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Beneath the leaves
in company
of kind old trees
sunlight bathes the boughs
as I whisper my secrets
to ancient plants
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Birds sing
bees buzz
dogs chase cats
and cats don’t care
but we
people of earth
artful in words
keep the stories alive
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Why not give it a go yourself?

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6678897665@SuzyHazelwood

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Written by Suzy Hazelwood

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