Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tweeter- I Tweeted my First Poem

By the Salem Sea

16 Sept.
Boats numbered by the sun
watery trawlers
whaling towards
widows waiting for the one
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Writing a poem with 140 words (including spaces) is no easy feat. Word choice is always important when you write anything. In poetry it is critical. I found this 140 word tweet a wonderful challenge. I focused on creating the feel of the sea and beach with imagery and sound (alliteration). Although the 3 stanzas are posted as one poem, to me they are each separate snapshots of the beach, sea, and Salem.

Salem Mass is known for its Victorian homes that have widow walks where sailors' wives kept watch waiting for their loved ones to come home from the sea.