#NaHaiWriMo – National Haiku Writing Month

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

You will sometimes find haiku poems on twitter appended with the twitter hashtag #nahaiwrimo. The ‘nahaiwrimo’ tag stands for National Haiku Writing Month. This is an ongoing twitter hashtag game that begun in February sometime and continued. Here’s how they explain it on their website…

‘Write one haiku a day for the month of February! Why February? Because it’s the shortest month—for the world’s shortest genre of poetry. Join poets around the world who pledge to write at least one haiku a day for National Haiku Writing Month during the shortest month of the year. Or write haiku every day of every month, all year round, on the NaHaiWriMo site on Facebook, with daily writing prompts to inspire you.’

Visit their site to find out more.

Here are the latest ‘nahaiwrimo’ micro prose and fiction live from twitter. Twitter hastag: #nahaiwrimo (some tweets below may not be poems)

in the forecast approaching clouds of tear gas #haiku #nahaiwrimo

July 14 - Anger red sunset the diminishing anger of a parent #haiku #senryu #nahaiwrimo

July 13 - Love waiting to board— long security lines for the love train #haiku #senryu #nahaiwrimo

a love story -- each of us takes a turn adjusting the thermostat #senryu #nahaiwrimo

July 12 - Light flecks of light dancing on the ceiling disco ball #haiku #senryu #nahaiwrimo