In 1963, Nicholas Virgilio tweeted this poem:
Lily:out of the water…out of itself.
It appeared in the first issue of the journal American Haiku, and in many ways it set the standard for a movement in American poetry: the exploration of extremely short forms of artistic writing. Often these poems express a single image or evoke a single emotion. They are designed to be a jumping-off point for the reader: a trigger for your own feelings, memories, and insights.