What is a punku?

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

A punku or #punku is a three line poem that is structurally similar to haiku and is 17 syllables or less. The “pun” part here is definitely intended, the focus of the poem usually being a play on words. The official creator of the hashtag is writer Demi Newell,  and you can follow her tweets here @DemiNewell.

LIVE PUNKU MICROPOETRY FROM TWITTER
Here are the latest punku micropoems live from twitter.
Twitter hashtag: #punku

A bridge near my house Scares me although I'm trying To get over it #haikuchallenge (scare) #haiku #PunKu

coughs from the workshop Santa looks a bit worried another elf scare #haikuchallenge scare #punku

#Haiku is not dead. #punku #poetry #micropoetry #writerscommunity #writerscafe #poetrycommunity #punny #funny #humorous. It's been a week of ups and downs, so we're in the mood for a bad pun! Or a good one! Constant Paul @CnstantPaul comes through and is our #HaikuCrush today! twitter.com/CnstantPaul/st…

The lonely man worked On his days off because he Loved the company #vss365 (lonely) #haiku #PunKu

Apple Fly? Grasshopper? Beetle? Baby birds are so cute! 🐣 Waited on hand and foot! #HaikuChallenge word: wait #Punku

@IpsaHerself Don’t call me Horton, A Who, Thing or Sam I am; I’m more of a “that.” #TalkinHaiku #punku A contest, it’s not, Yet, here we are Friday night; Tweaking the banter. #HaikuWisdom

@IpsaHerself My, my, my, my, my Your dark side intrigues me so; “The places you’ll go” #TalkinHaiku #Punku #HaikuWisdom #HaikuHumour