What is a Twaiku?

Micropoetry | Haiku | Gogyohka | Tanka | Senryu | Twaiku | 1-6 lines | 3-10 words

A twaiku is a haiku posted on Twitter, so is limited to 140 characters. Most twaikus would not meet the more traditional definitions of haiku, partly because they tend to miss kidai or kigo, a reference to the season in which the haiku is set. Such a stringent definition also includes kireji, or “cutting word”, a special emphasis on a particular part of the haiku. You might also want to visit twihaiku for more examples.

LIVE TWAIKU MICROPOETRY FROM TWITTER
Here are the latest twaiku micropoems live from twitter, (a few poems may be in Japanese).Twitter hashtag: #twaiku

Orchids, gin tonics in the Long Bar, savouring the tropical air #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Singapore #Memories #Raffles

Pounamu, ancient green stone, strung about my neck strengthen me, all ways #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #HeiToki

Melancholic, that's always been my character - though I'm not sorry #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety

Sun-parched billabong a bunyip sleeps, a yowie settles beside him #Haiku #Twaiku #Australia #Indigenous #Mythology #Micropoetry

Fossilised coral reef, knocks-offs cleaned in acid enviro-vandals #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Memories #The80s

Cheap motel, snowing The Onedin Line, colour TV - I'm seven #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Memories #The70s

In the forest, night breezes startle fallen leaves - attendant owl laughs #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

Wandering slowly along Bras Basah, thinking of old Sir Stamford #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Memories #Singapore

Sipping mango juice watching Teochew opera in the humid night #Haiku #Memories #Twaiku #Singapore #Micropoetry

Sudden monsoon rain walking home on Orchard Road bearing new-bought jade #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Memories #Singapore

In Tokyo, I first used a robotic bidet and boy, did I scream #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Tokyo #Memories #Japan

Early evening laughing boys, killing something there, by the roadside #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Memories #Java #Borobudur #Indonesia

Strolling Sensō-ji buying Ojuzu with you in a floating world #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Tokyo #Memories #Japan

For a photograph Outside the Guggenheim, I reluctantly smile #Haiku #Micropoetry #NewYork #Memories #Twaiku

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Bilgola dreaming Sing me back to days long gone And those yet to come #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Australia #Sydney #NorthernBeaches