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:


So lawless
are the winds
from fire!

They promote

As swift lies
blow untruths;
scorching trust.

Tricubes: Poetic Forms – Writer’s Digest