What is #OHJ?

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

OHJ or ‘#ohj‘, is a twitter-based hashtag daily word game created by Paul Nadolny.  Every day the micropoet provides two words from his twitter feed @OddlyStarry.  You create a tweet incorporating one or both words.  Make sure you tag the tweet with #OHJ or #ohj, so other players can find it easily.

Originally, OHJ stood for “Oddly Haunted Journey”, because in October 2011, Paul conceived this as a one month game leading up to Halloween.  Now the letters mean something different each month, depending on the monthly theme.

Visit his website to find out more.

LIVE #OHJ MICROPOETRY FROM TWITTER
Here are the latest ohj micropoems & prose live from twitter. Twitter hastag: #ohj (some tweets below may not be poems)

Reminder: Today’s words are “meet” and/or “greet” but NOT “meet and greet” #unpair #ohjDailyWords #ohj bit.ly/N9yibo

Death waits to greet me I slither out of this life To meet my maker #haiku #ohj #haikuchallenge

@ArdenTyneKent I wanted to think of one for costermonger but wasn't full enough of fertilizer to grow the repugnant produce, if you know what I mean... (no seriously I have no idea what I mean... :-) #OHJ --

Today’s words are “meet” and/or “greet” but NOT “meet and greet” #unpair #ohjDailyWords #ohj bit.ly/N9yibo

Peas and beans, he’s tended, grown Noting cabbage, repugnant, unsold Our costermonger, cherry cheeks His handcart soon of winter leeks His hands will know the difference. #Ohj Eck, Paul. This was hard, hard!

Her love has weaved from blistered stars Snow-white gloves that she may bear His fury there by hand held high By glove-slit lash Cries mercy. #Ohj

Arise the hour All fate abides Death seeps in On cold, grey tides No human defense By tumult or prayer Slows that fate come ticking. #Ohj