Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Fussy Little Forms: Tricube

Exhibit by Elena Tsigaridou



Friends! This weekend in the Garden, let’s try a short form that’s less fussy and more adorable. It’s called the TRICUBE and the rules are super-simple:

     Each line contains three syllables,

     Each stanza contains three lines, and 
     Each poem contains three stanzas. 

That’s it! Except to say that the fun, mathematical tricube was created by Phillip Larrea. Let’s try it. 

Three… two… one… Go!





13 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Marian!💞 Will be back later to read and comment. Happy Weekend everyone!☕

willow_switches: Pat🍃 said...

interesting little form, not hard to manage, but well, rather constricting too - I wonder why Mr. Larrea hadn't considered a quadracube, or a quintacube etc. LOL -

anyhow, a fun little dalliance is never a bad thing - thanks for hosting Marian :)

happy weekend to one and all

Kerry O'Connor said...

I like puzzles!

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Wonderful prompt and a new form for me. Thank you!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

That was fun – and more difficult than expected. I think I'll play with it some more.

Jae Rose said...

It's a circle

Toni Spencer said...

My linkis are all screwed up and I can't get the real one to remove. Thanks Mr. Linky. The Real Poem is #10. thank you for a not fussy little form, but it is rather constricting. I doubt I will be using this form again in the future. Thank you though Marian for hosting! You do an excellent job pulling forms out.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I have removed the incorrect link, Toni.

Kim Russell said...

Sorry I'm a little bit late to the prompt but I've been away at a family gathering. This looks like fun. I'm just pondering on a subject/theme for my tricube.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Loved the prompt too Marion. Cheers!
Anna :o]

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hi Annell. I have added a link directly to your tricube poem as I had a spot of bother trying to find the poem intended for this challenge. Hope you don't mind. The other link goes to your home page.

Marian said...

Good morning, friends! Apologies, I meant to say in advance that I would be away and haven't had even a moment to read or to pen my own tricube poem. But here I am, and am thrilled to see all the entries. *runs off to read*

Susie Clevenger said...

I love the prompt. Two of my tricubes have a connection..The third, well, why not? lol