02 February 2010

more fun with twitter

For the second year in a row, Ben Okri has fed out a poem via his Twitter account.

This year it's a poem titled "As clouds pass above our heads..." and can be read in full on the Ebury Publishing blog.

Last year's "I sing a new freedom" apparently created quite the buzz -- though surely for the novelty of it all more than anything else.

In both instances, though, very unlike the poetry collected in his An African Elegy: for those familiar with Okri's work -- certainly for me -- these tweeted poems are oddly (intentionally) aspirational/inspirational...

And thanks yet again to Book SA for leading me to it.

2 comments:

Sinthalunda said...

Unlike "African Elegy", yes, but quite like "Mental Fight".

mark l lilleleht said...

I'd forgotten about Okri's Mental Flight...

For those interested, there's a brief excerpt here and an equally brief review here.