The haiku genre and very short Japanese-style poems have influenced writers to write “quasi haiku” – haiku-like poems but without seasonal references or cutting words. “Pun-ku” are humorous, haiku-like poems which utilize wordplay and puns.
Here’s a sample of the latter:
a camera / in a book: / peeping tome
And, while I’m on the topic of short poetry, I’d like to mention Cellpoems: A txt msg Poetry Journal. This journal specializes in poems of 140 characters or less (similar to Twitter’s message length, and the length of the status bar for social networking sites such as Facebook and Spiritual Networks).
Cellpoems is accepting submissions. Sounds fun!