Tuesday poem: iPsalm

July 24, 2014

Sweet god of Twitter
keep me succinct
but not too avid.
Deliver your goat
from all foul trolls’
machinations.
May the words of
my blogs,
the firstworldproblems
of my speech
be acceptable
to your on-line policies.
O great moderator
#amen

P.S. Cottier
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So here’s a poem partly about Twitter and Facebook by a person who resolutely refuses to do either. Twitter seems to bring out the inner thug in too many people, and Facebook, with its voluntary marketing of each person by each person as a commodity, is just sad. Although one of the books I have been involved in has its own Facebook page, admittedly. But that is a commodity, albeit a poetic one.

Blogs, of course, are inevitably saintly…

The following feather, dropped by a visiting angel, will take you to New Zealand and you can contemplate the wonders of technology as you fly there. Or not. That is entirely up to you.

Tuesday Poem

This poem is appearing on Thursday, rather than Tuesday. Sorry for that.

By rights I should be in Sydney, recovering from the launch of The Stars Like Sand, but I was too sick to go. Rest is what I need right now.

I hope those who attended enjoyed the launch.

5 Responses to “Tuesday poem: iPsalm”

  1. Norah said

    Sorry to hear you are unwell and missed the launch. I wish you a speedy recovery!

  2. leamuse said

    Love it! I also refuse to go to twitter or facebook. BTW, both women in the photo appear intelligent! Léa

  3. pscottier said

    Thank you! Anyway, intelligence is not as important as bravery and kindness. And sheep… 🙂

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