Slightly smiling face #emojipoetry

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You sent me a slightly smiling face πŸ™‚

But what does it mean, that slightly smiling face? πŸ™‚

You like me, but not too much?

‘Would you kindly stop texting me now, I don’t want to be rude, but it’s enough?’ 🀬

So mysterious! So inscrutable, that slightly smiling face!

If you’d sent me an ROFL 🀣 I’d know you liked my jokes at least,

Or an angry face 😠 I’d know you were displeased, but – oh! That slightly smiling face

Tormenting me – just stop it, please!

I think I’m going to 🀒

Or maybe I’ll just smile, with blushing cheeks 😊

Don’t get me started on the meanings of those multi-coloured hearts…


A new form is born…

David ‘ben’ Alexander of The Skeptic’s Kaddish has invented a new form: the emoji poem. Convinced this is going to become a new craze, I wanted to get my offering in early!

Emoji are fascinating, aren’t they? David describes them as ‘a kind of modern hieroglyphics.’ Most of them aren’t really abstract in nature, but facial expressions are so nuanced, we can be left wondering what the emoji really mean…

And for the linguists amongst us, must the singular of ’emoji’ be ’emojo?’ I simply have to know! 🀣

If you try this yourself, be sure to credit David, and let’s get a #emojipoetry party started on Twitter too!

32 thoughts on “Slightly smiling face #emojipoetry

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  1. Lol I just sent you one Ingrid but, being blind, it could have been anything for I iften hit the wrong one! Brilliant!

  2. Cute, and I think emojis can be very useful sometimes to help explain the tone someone means in a text or comment–but I do hope emoji poems don’t become a form.

  3. I can’t “read” actual facial expressions, let alone emojis. But then all languages are inexact. I like the visuals of this form though. (K)

  4. oh this was too good and you know me I’m smiling ear to ear as I love them.. lol. Maybe you will be the first poet partner for David and this can go on his post. πŸ€£β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜Ž

    1. I knew you would like this one Cindy 😊❀️😊 I think if I was writing something for David I would come up with something new, maybe my next emoji poem πŸ€”πŸ˜…πŸ™

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