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

Ik ben opgestaan maar wanneer ben ik wakker? Woorden sluimeren. #haiku #twaiku #wakker

- Trump’n’Yodalike the tangled way that I talk exposes my roots. - #TastyPoem (exposed, tangled, root) #haiku #twaiku #senryu #mpy #3lines

- A shattered window increases the flow of air in a stuffy room. - #ThePush (shattered) #haiku #twaiku #micropoetry #senryu #mpy #3lines

- Black & white create an attractive illusion of pure clarity. - #TLPoetry black and white #haiku #twaiku #micropoetry #senryu #mpy #3lines

- The soliloquy expounding inside my head talks but won’t listen. - #hangtenstories #tenwords #haiku #twaiku #micropoetry #senryu #3lines

I don't tweet because Not much happens easily Expressed in haiku #haiku #twaiku

Pedaleer rustig Toch druppels op mijn voorhoofd De lucht transpireert #twaiku #haiku #nevel #fietsen

Why is it always The laundry gets forgotten When I need it most? #haiku #twaiku #actorslife #actorlife #tired #late

ik raak ongezien in deze kou vermist ik totdat ik optrek #haiku #twaiku #mist

Pedaleer rustig Toch druppels op mijn voorhoofd De lucht transpireert #twaiku #haiku #nevel #fietsen

Charles Babbage? Byron? Only here in Orlando Am I the right type #playfest17 #haiku #twaiku

Sitting on the floor Waiting for this wife of mine It's this life of mine #haiku #twaiku #actorslife #actorlife @morkes

dé burgemeester Amsterdam en heel 't land wensen hem sterkte #twaiku #eberhardvanderlaan

- Everybody’s brave when their invective’s target is nowhere in sight. - #hangtenstories #tenwords #haiku #twaiku #micropoetry #senryu #mpy