Twitter Limerick Fit

Not only does dVerse’s Sam Peralta ask us to write poetry on Twitter, he wants our poems to be precisely 140 characters. So here goes — a Twitter limerick, 140 characters on the nose:

It’s hard to fit lim’ricks on Twitter,
A wonderful haiku transmitter.
When I try to write short
I’m forced to abort
& verses alas lose their

And here it is on my @Madkane Twitter account.

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11 Responses to “Twitter Limerick Fit”

  1. Claudia says:

    hahah….so good madeleine – yeah – limericks on twitter are a bit of a challenge…smiles

  2. brian miller says:

    lose their….fill int he blank…ha…
    yes i imagine it would be hard

    there are some pretty amazing twitter poets out there that do it one line at a time though…bjorn is pretty amazing at it…

  3. zongrik says:

    very cute.

    i’m ok. just takes so long to post a poem. sometimes, just not in the mood. thanks for caring. i do appreciate it!!!

    a tweet of a poem

  4. Ha ham, such a good one!

  5. No no, not ham – ha ha.

  6. When I first read through the poem, I spilled my coffee laughing. This poem on Twitter – an ars twitterica, if you will – is so full of self-referential wit, and points out why reading you is so fulfilling. Bravo!

  7. Bjorn says:

    Ha, great one… used to do limericks on twitter (my first efforts on poetry). Biggest problem was to fit it within 140 chararacters and a hastag of 11 characters… :-)

  8. KATiE MiA FredericK! says:

    LIkes shape of twitter verse flows to it.
    It to flows..Verse Twitter of shape likES
    LIkes shape of twitter verse..flows to it.
    It to flows..Verse Twitter of shape likES

    okaay Microsoft word tells me that’s 140
    characters but what the hell is a Limerick!
    I think I’ll look it up on Google to find out!
    It is the least I can do for coming here and

    breaking the Limerick Rules!

    LOve your/you friend enjoyed your words
    here as
    much it shows… Hehe1!

  9. Jason says:

    HA! Adored this. I had the same feeling…Jason

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments!