Definition (from Wikipedia)
A form of poetry using the 140 character limitation of Twitter, with a four-line, AABB rhyme scheme, with at least one internal rhyme and some use of alliteration, written in one line with a forward-slash to indicate line breaks. Twitterku is a combination of Twitter, the micro-blogging site, and Haiku, the traditional short-form Japanese poetry.
Intimately, beneath a digital moon, / fractal flowers, in full bloom / sway back and forth as one, / infinitely, dreaming of the analog sun. -K.I.A.
And here is a blog where you can read more: after Basho, Buddha, and Japan: An Other Road into the Heartland, such as this one:
Stuck in traffic
on the freeway in Santa Barbara.
With apologies to Kurt Vonnegut:
there’s no damn free and no damn way.
Just here and now.
~Kokoro Sonzai 2009 (trans. Son Rivers)
reformatted from original twitter for twitterku
I find this use of twitter really fascinating. Would it be too weird to start writing Twitterku and/or Twitter sonnets (14 lines, 10 characters a line), without using a cellphone?