In honor of National Poetry Day, let’s celebrate #micropoetry, the rad form that’s taking Twitter by storm
Happy National Poetry Day! Though we could celebrate this day of verse with some classics (Dickinson and Angelou forever!) we thought we’d take the chance to pour some love on our favorite new form, #micropoetry.
#Micropoetry is exactly what it sounds like: they are itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny poems that can fit inside a 140-characters-or-less tweet. Think of it as a 21st century take on the haiku, but without necessarily having to adhere to the 5-7-5 rule. A #micropoem that also happens to follow the rules of haiku is referred to as a tweetku, twihaiku, and/or a twaiku. We know, we know, so many adorable names for one subgenre of poetry. There are also #micropoems that work together with an image featured in the tweet. Though these poems are small in size, they are mighty of heart, and many pack a surprisingly powerful punch for being so slight of stature.
Below, some of our favorite #micropoems:
Image via Twitter