I was working on another post, and it’s not going anywhere right now, so instead I give you: @pentametron. Pentametron monitors Twitter for tweets in iambic pentameter: ten syllables, in the rhythm
da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM
and then retweets them in rhyming couplets.
If you’re on Twitter, you can follow them, but the couplets don’t come together; sometimes the two lines can be several minutes part. You should check the @pentametron stream directly every so often, so you can take in the versification all at once.
Here’s a little ballad I put together by cherry-picking from the stream. Enjoy.
Friend zoning has become a mastered art
we should’ve grown together.. not apart
Live half a life and throw the rest away.
Don’t even matter what the haters say.
I’m looking at the mirror on the wall.
My body’s just a canvas. Scars and all.
I got a very patient boyfriend — #blessed
depressed depressed and very badly dressed
Que sabra esta de amigos no?
I will forever be a loser so.
Come out the dark and step into the light
I’m ready for another snowball fight