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

We're tied up in knots Computing slower than bots Phishing through stories-@McAmberdawn #NationalPoetryMonth #twaiku #NoCutting

Een koolmeesje pikt voorzichtig wat hondenhaar uit de beukenhaag #haiku #twaiku #nelson

The mind plays with rules/  Awaiting epiphanies/  Divinely inspired. #nationalhaikupoetryday #haiku #twaiku

Extra syllables/ Yearning for acknowledgement/ Transmute to laughter. #nationalhaikupoetryday #haiku #twaiku

Representation/  Essential nature described/ Invisible realm. #nationalhaikupoetryday #haiku #twaiku

Thinking in haiku/ Efficiency exercise/ One way to stay sane. #nationalhaikupoetryday #haiku #twaiku

The longer I live/  The less I care what you think/  The more I love you. #haiku #twaiku

Hvad vil du? Kan du? Weltschmerz giver lise nu ikke løsninger #twaiku #danish #poetry

Lichte lumbago, til jij echt zo zwaar aan mij? Je kan m'n rug op! #twaiku #lumbago

Questions disappear, Replaced by the awesomeness Of nature's beauty. #zen #haiku #twaiku pic.twitter.com/WvkLZ8x9qw

Alone in moonlight, Can't sleep amidst waves of snores. Stormy morning breaks. #haiku #twaiku #ihatemorningsandtheyareeverydamnday

Alone in moonlight, Can't sleep amidst waves of snores, Stormy morning breaks. #haiku #twaiku #ihatemorning