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

tossed cigarette behinds blown about into eaves off the roof guttering out #AWFULTwaiku #Twaiku

Ode aan De Vos, nu vrijdag in Satelliet; ik speel daar ‘Hij leeft’. #twaiku #infoziewebsite #samwauters.be

Death's a ninja, He gives no warning unless he wishes. No plodding, pale horse does he ride. Death comes stocking-footed, Padding down the hall, Creeping shadow to shadow, Seeking every someone, Someday. Death's a ninja. #AWFULTwaiku #Twaiku

More Haiku RT @CnstantPaul: my Twitter timeline shows a proclivity to the haiku form #hangtenstories proclivity #Twaiku #haiku

my Twitter timeline shows a proclivity to the haiku form #hangtenstories proclivity #Twaiku #haiku