I TWEET, THEREFORE I RHYME
Being a Twitterpoem cycle in honour of National Poetry Month 2014, with each stanza set off with pretentious Roman numerals, just because it’s more poetic that way
By Edward Willett
In characters, 140 sum, I must Tweet out my heart,
So that, for National Poetry Month, I will have done my part.
I think that I shall never see a Tweet as lovely as a tree.
(Kilmer I’m not, nor e’er will be–but that’s my stab at poetry.)
A rhyming couplet may not be considered avant garde,
But it works well enough for me (though better for the Bard).
“I Tweet, therefore I am,” Descartes did not (and could not) say,
But probably he would have had he been born present-day.
If you find a piece is missing from the puzzle of your soul,
Perhaps you need a poet—to fill a poem-sized hole.
It’s hard, now I have started, to stop these silly rhymes.
I humbly beg your pardon for my literary crimes.