Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bloomberg seeking poets

From the NY Times:

the mayor’s office is soliciting wordsmiths via its Twitter account to send in 140 character poems in honor of Thursday’s city poetry day, some of which will be published in Metro New York that day. In case inspiration doesn’t immediately strike, the mayor’s office provides a few sample “poetweets”:

“I’m sorry this poem is a terrible mess/But what can you do in 140 characters or less…”

“If Tolstoy used Twitter to write ‘War & Peace’/The hours to read it would surely decrease…”

Tweet to @NYCMayorsOffice, or post your best efforts below.


Deke DaSilva said...

Here's my feeble first attempt, a haiku:

People seek savior
Bloomberg financial genius?
Sadness everywhere

Anonymous said...

Here is my attempt at a poem:

Fuck Bloomberg
He is a homo

Deke DaSilva said...

This one's even better!:

The Ballad of Queens Crap

If you seek enlightenment from the screeds of Lino,
Don’t waste your time; you’re better off talking to a Wino!
Spend some time listening to Salvatore?
Don’t go down that road, Oh what a bore!
Confused about life, and seeking advice from Babs?
Wear protection young man, lest you catch crabs!
Engage in a dialogue with that boy from Ridgewood?
You’re better off watching paint dry, it will do you more good!
Beware their tricks dear reader, don’t fall for any trap,
Keep an open mind, keep reading Queens Crap!

Billy Shakes said...

Bloom-turd, and Bloom-turd, and Bloom-turd,
Tweeds in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of his umpteenth term...
It is a tale
Told by a jackass, full of lies and nonsense,
Signifying nothing.

It's twitter, so it's under 140 characters. It's hard to be that laconic about all the horseshit he's done.

How about something a bit conceptual:

For sale: Iconic City, still hopeful. Uninformed populace looking for billionaire to turn it to shit. Mail applications to local media.

georgetheatheist said...

Veni, vidi, vici.
Vidi, vici, veni.

[x] Vir
[x] Non sum Latinorum, Hispanicatibus, numquam Iberius
[x] Albus

Anonymous said...

Hey turtle face,
You're such a disgrace.
Our once fair city,
Is no longer pretty.