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

#haiku #twaiku W Poznaniu burza Jak tu człowiek ma biegać? "Oddawać słońce!!!" pic.twitter.com/53ABYT6iGc

trying to decide where to spend a week OS first world dilemmas #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

A leopard's spots don't change. But humans know how to change spots. Ask Scaramucci, he just did! #Twaiku

savouring tea, I see the bright, slow-rising sun within a moon gate #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

a cup of strong tea and chocolate baklava - SO not my idea #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

beat the crap out of those eggs - mindful of OH &S as you do #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry 😉

prawn pad thai for lunch - soggy, but strangely tasty and no msg #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

haiku by Bashō - if only my own lousy attempts were as fine #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

summer's evening dead fish on the shore - cradling the moon in its eye #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

monochrome photos of rainbow days gone too soon rifling through drawers #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

torn movie tickets in jeans pockets - reminders of lost paramours #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

prodding a blue-ringed octopus with driftwood - in its shady garden #Haiku #Twaiku #DailyHaiku #Micropoetry #Summer #Memories #Sydney

with this morning's toast the possibility of tomorrow's journey #Haiku #Twaiku #DailyHaiku #Micropoetry

watching harbour lights by the tower at Blues Point Sydney salad days #Haiku #Twaiku #Sydney #Memories

#haiku #twaiku Dawno nie próbowałem wierszoklectwa mojego. Tak a propos mojego dzisiejszego truptania pic.twitter.com/qPmeYo9Zp3

by the water's edge catching young crabs in old jars humid mid-morning #Haiku #Twaiku #Summer #Seaside

Kurz vor zwölf. Meer rauscht Bier ist kalt Das Buch ist gut #twaiku

summer, a white coal smoking prawn shells pink under rich sky tides passing #twaiku

#Twaiku Thermostat setting Matters not in this weather Seventy six high

Sunlight, brightly now Boundless is the morning sky Illuminating #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #Winter

A society that listens clearly. Not just to cheers, also to jeers. Is fair, will avoid tears! #Twaiku #Freedom #Fairness