As usual, my mind works in mysterious ways.
I was thinking about Twitter and how, as a poet or an author or a blogger, you can only tweet very short posts that say very little (unless, of course, you post your thoughts in a blog and reference the blog post from Twitter). It is always a challenge to condense a thought into 140 characters or less.
On the same day I had that thought about Twitter I received a poetry prompt to write a Pleiades. A Pleiades is a short poem of seven lines and a title all starting with the same letter. It is named after the constellation Pleiades, a grouping of seven stars also known as the seven sisters.
So, I wrote a Pleiades about Twitter and posted it in my blog so that I could reference it on Twitter. A complete circle.
The little bird speaks in short tweets
Telling the world about life in 140 characters or less
Trying to condense love to brief bursts of energy
Tweet a little song, reply, then re-tweet another’s song
The act of conversing disappears into the ether
Time and distance are shortened but
Then nothing much is said