Shake, rattle and noooo – the found poetry of #eqnz

By Toby Manhire In The Internaut

5th February, 2013
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Like everyone else, I hold my breath when the #eqnz tweets start rolling in from Christchurch (or anywhere, but especially Christchurch).
Once it’s clear that nothing horrible has happened, there’s sport in watching the locals, who have become reluctant experts in shaky sensations, estimate where the quake sits on the Richter scale.
There can also be a strange cadence about the Twitter stream.
For example, from yesterday:

 

 


#eqnz in verse

Storified by Toby Manhire· Sun, Feb 03 2013 20:22:24

shakePhilip Matthews
Rattle! #EQNZAndrew Drake
Nooooooo #eqnzJennifer Moreton
#eqnz wobble!Amy Bowie
Wobble wobble #eqnzJeffrey
WOO #EQNZRummy
Woah hello #EQNZRob B
Little rumble. Creak! Wobble. Thump. #eqnzCherylBernstein
yowza #eqnzRobert Sinton
#eqnz oops.Chch Art Gallery
Oooo, no likey. #eqnzLilith Grace
That was nasty! #eqnzkalena
Big bugger. #eqnzDanny Squires ecoark
#eqnz little oneBren
Huge in Lyttelton #eqnzGabby Corkery
Holy crap #eqnzMegan Thompson
#eqnz where’s my wine?Belinda Gregg
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