The Twittering Machine by Linda Eve Diamond - after “The Twittering Machine” by Paul Klee (1922) Not since Father Time and Mother Nature invested in a mom-and-pop shop employing watch and bird makers to hatch the cuckoo clock have we had such a fine-feathered invention as the twittering machine—a mastery at last of nature and machinery, of man-made natural beauty, harnessing the birdsongs churning them out, each modified by the whirling worlds of spin they’re in edgy, wired, spring loaded in keeping with the times wound up and spun by cranks and twitter machine operators who now run an online world-wide human-sized twittering machine— of people tied to the lines through spins and twists as it cranks views and moods altering the songs of the people on the wire and the discordant disharmonies of the choir as the spit takes spin and no one remembers the old ways of being or feeling or what the birds sounded like before.
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Linda Eve Diamond is a U. S. poet whose works have been performed by The Poetic Dance Theater Company, screened at the REELpoetry Festival, displayed in The Museum of Art – DeLand, and published by numerous journals. Her poetry appears in more than 150 journal, anthologies and venues, including The Ekphrastic Review, Encore: Prize Poems, and The Dancing Poetry Festival. She has been honored to receive Artists Embassy International’s Grand Prize Award, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ Founders Award, and the REELpoetry Film & Video Prompt Award.
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