Insta Poets and Haiga

Instagram Poetry has elements derivative of classical Japanese Haiga, the difference being the poor quality of both the poems and the artwork. There is a similar phenomenon happening in music with electronically created “beats” replacing skillfully played instruments, and simplistic repetitive lyrics. My theory is that there is a yearning to create without the price of years spent developing craft and a medium (the internet) to spread it. Anyone can do it.
– David Jibson, Co-Editor – Third Wednesday Magazine


Today again it can be seen InoueShiro
Today again I see it –
Mount Fuji.

– Inoue Shiro


Misty haze is
the blackness of the pines
on a moonlight night

     – Nakajima Kaho