cross posted from via negativa
"Mention micropoetry to most people, and naturally they think you?re talking about haiku. In fact, a 31-syllable tanka also fits snugly into a 140-character post on Twitter, Identica, or similar micromessaging services. But I?ve been compiling a list of other, mostly Western models that Twitter poets might derive inspiration from as well."
These include Sappho fragments, Biblical one-liners, Martial's epigrams, blues. dichos, selected Modermist poems (Pound, Williams, Machado) and more.
PS jarchas belong here too.