What Is A Short Poem?

Short poems are well-crafted art of poem, in fever words, wisely chosen by a poet. Those who write short poems have to express their feelings through selective word-formation to keep things short and that makes it a unique art, which an artist or a reader can understand. Now, you know what is a short poem?

The short poem is also widely known as a micro poem, monostich, haiku, tanka, senryu, gogyohka. Some of these genres of the poem follow the rules, and some never walk upon the given guide of rules. Similarly, it goes with grammar.

Types of Short Poem

Monostich Poem
Dictionary says monostich is a poem consisting of a single line or a line of poetry.

A collective term of short poems; from a variety of different forms of poems. Some forms come with rules, and some don’t have any.

Haiku Poem
Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. The first and last lines of a Haiku poem have 5 syllables, and the middle line has 7 syllables.

Tanka Poem
Tanka translates to “short song.” Tanka refers to a Japanese 31 syllable traditional poem. Similar to the haiku poem, tanka poems have a specific syllable requirement.

Senryu Poem
Senryu is another form of a short poem from Japan. Also, called as Human Haiku. Senryu poem consists of five unrhymed lines, seven and five syllables in its three line.

Gogyohka Poem
Gogyohka is a five-line, untitled, Japanese poetic form. Gogyohka has no restriction of length, unlike tanka.

Note: If you wanna write a short poem, then just write without any fear of breaking rules. Target should be to express your feelings.

Short poems widely became popular from microblogging sites like twitter, tumblr and also through the technological breakthrough of mobile phone, and its short message service, popular by abbreviation SMS.

Here at this graveyard of poems, you will find, feelings wrapped in short by Alive In Coffin. Hope you will enjoy, and share it with your loved ones.