I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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22 July 2016

Title: I explore & examine my totems so as to create #poetry – which I'll post on twitter, that is I'll tweet – each one called a #poetweet

First I #poetweet Owl, 
my Left-hand Guardian
connecting me to the dark,
penetrating mystery
with clear incisive sight
an advantage for #poetry

My Right-hand Guardian is Serpent
for Cunning (Owl's Wisdom)
giving day/action streetsmarts and 
the Healing I want in my #poetweet #poetry

Last, Great Mother Spider 
childhood terror / lifelong totem.
Protector. And Weaver 
good for a maker of #poetry,
blessing my every #poetweet

Note: Each aforegoing #poetweet was written in response to prompts from 'imaginary garden with real toads'dVerse, playgrounds for #poetry

[And a further note just for readers of this blog – the hashtags have to be within the 140 characters, so for this exercise I needed to include them in each tweet. Because, yes, I have tweeted all of the above, including Title and Note. But not this bit.]


23 comments:

  1. Oh I so love how you combined the totem with the hashtag... One tweet per totem, love the spider one,

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  2. This is absolutely delicious writing, Rosemary :D and yes I too love the spider at the end.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. love the spider one too, weaving and making it home...

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  4. That's so cool. I like poems written in the form of tweets. :-)
    -HA

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  5. I admire each poetweet Rosemary. This is so cool, smiles :-)

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  6. Luv your Owl totem Rosemary bestbof the lot

    Much love...

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  7. This brought me a smile, so thank you for that, Rosemary.

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  8. I love it, Rosemary!! I think this is a wonderful way to express each of these totems...they carry a compact magic...I can't pick a favorite although I love the weaving quality of the spider...each of these spirits are ones that I've been drawn to at one time or another in my life...interesting! Thank you, for writing!

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  9. Grand Mother Spider is my favorite.

    You make me want to become a better twitter (twitterer?). I'm so bad at it. Really.

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    1. 'Tweeter', I think. I am not very good at interacting with others there. Who has the time?

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  10. The inclusion of hash tags makes these even have the appearance of tweets. Nicely done.

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    1. They are tweets! (As well as appearing here.)

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  11. Wow! You know how to tweet. I have no clue, plus I don't have a cellphone.......which I assume one needs to tweet? I love your totems, especially Owl of course, but also Great Mother Spider who helps you weave your words with such finesse. Loved this, Rosemary. I am late getting around, had a hectic day yesterday. ( My friend wryly asks, "How can you tell?" LOL.)

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    1. No, you don't need a phone, only a computer! :)

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  12. Efficient use of Tweet characters. :-)
    The pieces are earthy and mysterious.

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  13. Love your totems. Are you aware of the artist Louise Bourgeois? She made enormous sculptural spiders and called them Great Mother.

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  14. Wonderful Rosemary! I like spiders very much so many are afraid or think they're gross but they are beautiful creatures. I will have to look you up on Twitter. I'm on it too.

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    1. I agree they are beautiful, and I'm pleasantly surprised by how many here have commented favourably on my Spider verse. I'm @SnakyPoet on twitter, but I really only use it to tweet links to my poems or to petitions for good causes. I much prefer good old frivolous facebook!

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  15. Some people can turn squeamish on seeing a little wriggly but they can be just as attractive to some others.

    Hank

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  16. Gayle Walters Rose23 July 2016 at 13:39

    I especially love Owls and how cool that your childhood terror became your protector Mother Spider. These are great, Rosemary!

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  17. Super sexy. :)

    "my Left-hand Guardian
    connecting me to the dark,
    penetrating mystery"

    "My Right-hand Guardian is Serpent
    for Cunning"

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  18. Love all the earth power in this - the guardians and totems. Excellent.

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