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*Closed Due to Allergies*

There are SOOOO many blog posts I want to write – book reviews and humorous lists and writing advice and clever anecdotes that will fit your life so perfectly and make you smile. I want to write all of that and more. I want to write novel chapters and short stories and grocery lists and postcards to people I don’t know. I want to write it all.

Unfortunately, I have been stricken with cedar allergies. My throat hurts, my eyes itch, it feels like there is cotton in my ears, and my nose… let me just spare you the details of what my nose has been doing. Just know that it is both ceaseless and disgusting. Also, if I sit in the same place for more than fifteen minutes, I tend to fall asleep.

So you and I both will have to wait until the cedar pollen loosens its grip on my senses to find out what interesting tidbits I have to share with you. For now, I’m letting someone else do the work. And that someone is Poetweet.

What is Poetweet?

Poetweet is a program that creates poems from your tweets. It’s as simple and as awesome as that. You just go to their website, type in your Twitter handle, and choose the type of poem you want them to make: sonnet, rondel, or indriso. With my love of fate and literature-based fortune-telling, I naturally fell in love with this little game and had to try all three forms.

Here they are. I hope you enjoy them, and I hope you compose a Poetweet of your own. If you do, share the link in the comments! 🙂

Poem #1:

I have written several sonnets in my life, but never one quite like this.

Read my sonnet here.

Poem #2:

I have actually never written a rondel, but have always wanted to. You think this counts?

Read my rondel here.

Poem #3:

I had never heard of an indriso before, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is a fantastic specimen.

Read my indriso here.

Have fun with Poetweet! See you again when I finish sneezing!

Author:

Carie Juettner is a teacher and writer in Austin, Texas. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as Daily Science Fiction, Nature Futures, The Texas Poetry Calendar, and HelloHorror. She is currently working on a novel for the middle grade audience. Well, CURRENTLY she is drinking a cup of coffee and petting a dog, but she promises to get back to the novel in just a few minutes.

4 thoughts on “*Closed Due to Allergies*

    1. Isn’t it? I’m a sucker for things like this. Allergies are getting better. This is the first time I’ve ever really had to deal with them, so shots aren’t on the agenda yet, but maybe next year if it happens again. Thanks for the advice!

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