Tricube Poetry- Lies

Unlike interlocking rubaiyat, the tricube is a newer form and relatively unknown. Plus, it’s fun and easy to learn. This mathematical poem was introduced by Phillip Larrea.

Here are the rules of tricubes:

  • Each line contains three syllables.
  • Each stanza contains three lines.
  • Each poem contains three stanzas.

So we’re talking cubes in mathematical terms (to the third power). No rules for rhymes, meter, etc. Just three, three, and three.
Here’s mine:

LIES

So lawless
are the winds
from fire!

Complicit.
They promote
undoing.

As swift lies
blow untruths;
scorching trust.

Tricubes: Poetic Forms – Writer’s Digest

8 thoughts on “Tricube Poetry- Lies

  1. Mason Bushell 04/06/2021 / 8:45 am

    You did a great job with a complex poetry system here. Well done!

  2. -Eugenia 04/07/2021 / 9:29 am

    Well done! I enjoy trying different forms of poetry, as well.

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