Twitter Poems by Max Sparber
May 30, 2018 10:41 AM   Subscribe

“Every weekday I get up and compose a short poem on Twitter. This is that collection.” [via mefi projects]
posted by Sokka shot first (15 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
 
I posted these from Projects because I think they're really, really good.
posted by Sokka shot first at 10:46 AM on May 30


There is a man at that tree
pouring blood upon its roots


SIR, YOU FORGOT THE GYPSUM.

its true though, id'nit that dried blood is used in gardening.
posted by clavdivs at 11:14 AM on May 30 [1 favorite]


gila
mon
ster
posted by Bob Regular at 11:17 AM on May 30


I also call these the "I'm just going to have to live with that typo" poem collection.
posted by maxsparber at 11:22 AM on May 30 [16 favorites]


That bone spur piece is wonderful.
posted by dlugoczaj at 11:27 AM on May 30 [2 favorites]


its true though, id'nit that dried blood is used in gardening.

Also bone meal. Or you can get a melange of both. That poem writes itself.

I like this one. It's like cheeky Seamus Heaney:

Got my DNA results back:

55 percent bad attitude
20 percent sneer
15 percent flipping the bird
10 percent showoff

They always said:
He got his father's
middle fingers
and his mother's
foul mouth,

and turn me around
and there:

granddad's

bad ass

posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:40 AM on May 30 [5 favorites]


I love this. I saw it on Projects early. They're quite lovely little slices of fun.
posted by Fizz at 11:46 AM on May 30


These are great, but I want a collection of Astro Zombie 3's poetry. I'll never forget this classic:

Chew chew chew chew chew chew chew chew.

NARG!

NARF!

posted by languagehat at 11:52 AM on May 30 [1 favorite]


You shouldn't be in the army,
he said.


Sold.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:11 PM on May 30 [1 favorite]


Great stuff. Reminds me of Hugh Prather.
posted by thelonius at 12:14 PM on May 30


Finally, the perfect side dish for a heaping plateful of Barry Yourgrau.
posted by eisenkrote at 12:16 PM on May 30


Amazing!
posted by The Toad at 12:48 PM on May 30


These just made my afternoon!
posted by maggiemaggie at 1:35 PM on May 30 [1 favorite]


These make me happpy. Thanks.
posted by egypturnash at 3:24 PM on May 30


These are a little like Archy and Mehitabel but a lot better. Thank you.
posted by blnkfrnk at 7:32 AM on June 1 [1 favorite]


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