TWITTERATI

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Pity the fool

Who lives by media alone:-

Thinking he has company

At the ends of his fingertips.

A glossary of miscreants

Disgorging bile and cant…

In the empty promise

Of conversation and consolation.

 

Better to be a Stylite,

For communication,

And shout gobbets of rhetoric…

Cascading down on unprepared

And unprepossessing crowds…

Than tweet to the twitterati !

Dale 2018.

Stylite –

A stylite (from Greek στυλίτης, stylitēs, “pillar dweller”, derived from στῦλος, stylos, “pillar”, Classical Syriac: ܐܣܛܘܢܐ‎ ʼasṯonáyé) or pillar-saint is a type of Christian ascetic who lives on pillars, preaching, fasting and praying. Stylites believe that the mortification of their bodies would help ensure the salvation of their souls. Stylites were common in the early days of the Byzantine Empire. The first known stylite was Simeon Stylites the Elder who climbed a pillar in Syria in 423 and remained there until his death 37 years later.

Gobbets -: a piece or portion (as of meat) 2 : lump, mass. 3 : a small fragment or extract. a gobbet of information.

 

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