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

good morning, Friday I didn’t sleep well last night blearily perky #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoem

I’m just so fucking grateful for everything what else can I say? #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoem #JustSaying #Gratefulness

Love escaping the possesssion maintenance trap more life of the mind #twaiku #possessionmaintenancetrap #simplicity Donated this to someone who could use it everyday pic.twitter.com/DVjZrNCCHa

deeply resonant may perfect silence be a path to beyondness #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoem

Just observing the morning sun illuminate the leaves is all I need #twaiku #simplelife pic.twitter.com/CJ9uBeaPzW

Nothing like stress-free and learning to make it a daily occurrence #twaiku #destressing pic.twitter.com/54GEcWRYsH

Herfstbos vol zonlicht, opflakkering voor het eind: Indian summer. #twaiku #nazomer

⠀ ⠀⠀  Signes  aucun  fabrique  spreading   découverte     Perfect    Mini sommet    depending  brique    fabrique  pour   fleurs      Reading     suave   comedy   aclamación   #twaiku

Leeres Glas vor mir Roter Wein er half nicht viel Bitter wird der Schlaf #Twaiku #twoff

The best insights come almost always when doing everyday duties #twaiku #duties #everydaylife pic.twitter.com/DuDzFYJPRR

sitting quietly in the hour before midday totally present #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoem #Mindfulness

Imagination turns dark alleys into waterfalls - I also like to pretend that the roar of DC traffic is the surf #imagination #twaiku pic.twitter.com/bIHFYtdaH6