@NYCMayorsOffice Wants To Hear Your Twitter Poetry

Mayor challenges creative types to type their way to fame

By Andrew Siff
|  Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 4:01 PM EDT
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@NYCMayorsOffice Wants To Hear Your Twitter Poetry

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Dylan Thomas may or may not have approved of Twitter poetry, had he lived to see it.


You could be a published poet. You probably don't even know it.

New York City's best rhymers (and other clever social climbers) are encouraged to send their best verse (for better or worse) to @NYCMayorsOffice, via twitter.

The catch, as usual with Twitter, is your poetic creation must be 140 characters or less. (How'd you guess?)
Supposedly, Mayor Bloomberg will pick some of his favorites today, and some winning entries will be published in tomorrow's edition of Metro New York.
So, without further ado, a couple of whacks at Twitterpoetry:

1)  Social network poetry
      it's fun, it's trendy and it's free
      show it to your Facebook friends
      with every rhyme you'll make amends
2)  Poets typing on their phones
      across the wired Twitterverse
      high-tech taps like skipping stones
      new age blessing and a curse
3) One hundred forty's not much space
     to leave a rhyming cybertrace
     so write and edit, then submit
     once you've started
     hard to quit

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