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    hops are bitter. life is bitter. coincidence?

    Thursday, May 24, 2007

    twitterpated

    I’ve recently caught the twitter bug. I suspect I was particularly vulnerable because my affinity for haiku matched perfectly with the website’s 140-character message limit. And just to prove it’s in vogue, NPR ran this story on All Things Considered a few days ago.

    Admittedly, what I’ve been posting there isn’t exactly haiku, but rather random, spontaneous thought droppings...
    Allston freight yard if that old caboose could talk
    train running late the billboard scowls at me
    hanging curveball I didn’t buy enough beer
    between innings the dog chases its tail
    the game out of hand wondering where I went wrong
    ah, the crunch of my bones as the train runs me over
    waiting for the train pigeons fight over a cigarette butt
    afternoon meeting a beautiful day outside
    wish I had my sunglasses the CIO’s glittering generalities

    Perhaps some of these snippets will grow up to be haiku some day...

    4 Comments:

    Blogger Trena said...

    'tis the season!

    silver salmon dream -
    schools of streaming snippets
    swim up river to spawn

    :)

    11:25 AM  
    Blogger Joefish said...

    I like the Twitter idea, but I'm not fond of the implementation. I use something home grown instead.

    11:33 AM  
    Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

    I like the "exhibitionism" of posting semi-anonymously to a widely-read site, but I admit it could use some improvement. For one, my workplace blocks twitter.com at the firewall. Next thing you know they'll start cracking down on our theft of office supplies. Rebellion is nigh!

    8:26 AM  
    Blogger Jim Mullins said...

    Paul... philosophy aside, I gotta admit that there is TOO MUCH twitter in my life. I ought to know, I supply too much of it.

    10:49 PM  

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