Twitter’s 140-character limit imposes the brevity that makes it a natural forum for the development of haiku habits.
You may be surprised at how many folks are tweeting haiku, and tagging it with “#haiku” to facilitate Twitter search. I have narrowed the many into 10 Tweeters that I recommend you consider following:
- aj3d – aj3d posts evocative free-form haiku Tweets in both English and Dutch. Adriaan is also a generous and perceptive critic of haiku, who has helped me develop my haiku habits through his frequent comments on this site.
- Qrystal – Qrystal shares her daily activities through frequent and lively haiku and senryu.
- RedPillReality – I’m not sure if RedPillReality is a mystical prophet – or an ingenious Bulgarian computer program (!) – but I am always dazzled by the force and flow of these Twitter storms.
- teafox – Sip delightful tweets from this lover of routine, tea, and haiku.
- comradeharps – This “haiku librarian” publishes insightful haiku on Twitter as well as his own blog – Season Creep.
- zenchine – Contemplative Twitter haiku, also shared with video and photos on the Zenchine site.
- portlandhaiku – Haiku about life in Portland, Oregan, also published on the Portland Haiku site.
- ghost_of_basho – Not as frequent to post as some of the above, but worth the wait.
- givens – Follow on Twitter and at his site – Hyperboreal Notes – for haiku snapshots of daily life.
- Morning_Porch – Not haiku per se, but wonderfully vivid reports on the first-light happenings at a porch in Plummer’s Hollow, Pennsylvania. Don’t forget to check out Dave’s other sites – Via Negativa and Morning Porch.
Oh yes, then there is haikuhabits (me). That makes 11, but haiku is about so much more than following rules.
Did I leave anyone else out? If so, please give them the credit due in the Comments to this post.
Stay tuned for an upcoming post where I explain the perils of Twitter Haiku, including why I recommend you avoid following haikutwaiku. Yes, even Twitter Haiku has drama!
Here’s to the practice of your Haiku Habits!
For an up-to-date list of those I follow for haiku on Twitter see my Haiku Links page.