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The Twinnet

Yeah, I Twitter.

And today I invented a verse form that (barely) fits the 140 character limit — triplet, any meter, with a single end rhyme and internal rhymes from the first and second lines in order into the third.

My example (140 characters with the label):

A Twinnet’s tangled rhyme, its tiny scope
And low byte count, let twittering poets hope,
This time, to mount the Muses’ cyberslope.

Now if I could just get Twitter to use as well as count carriage returns …


Added January 9, 2012: The twinnet is now called twiplet, and Lewis Turco has included the form in the 4th edition of his The Book of Forms.

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1 George Dance { 01.08.12 at 3:15 am }

I hope you’ll be happy to hear that there is now an article on the twiplet (as it’s been renamed), on Penny’s Poetry Pages wiki:


2 Mike { 01.09.12 at 10:53 pm }

Happy indeed! And thanks.

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