I came across this post from seven years ago as I was looking for poems for a new book. Thought I’d repost it.
The Old Ones Deign to Tweet
(With Character Counts)
on the subject of building “platforms” for
blogs, websites, Twitter accounts or Facebook:
. . . the favor of the multitude is seldom got by honest and lawful means.
Seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. (140)
on the subject of tweeting, texting , e-mailing, or other social media:
Electric communication will never be a substitute
for the face of someone who with their soul
encourages another person to be brave and true. (140)
On the subject of those (like me) who resist
tweets, texts and ubiquitous handheld devices:
One who stops learning is old, whether 20 or 80.
One who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young. (140)
And, a further comment about those tweets:
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