Friday, February 26, 2016

Tricubes: Therapy, Peaceful Pond, Elusive, Sleepless Night, Curtain's Up!

Tricubes are a form of poetry that was recently discussed in Robert Lee Brewer's poetry blog. According to his column, "the rules of Tricubes are:
  • Each line contains three syllables.
  • Each stanza contains three lines.
  • Each poem contains three stanzas."
I've been practicing this poetry form and having some fun with it. There are no rules for them as far as meter or rhyme, but I like adding rhyme to them. They are quick and easy to write, so I wrote several. I posted them with some of my photos to help bring them to life.


Yellow birds
adorn shrubs.
Time to eat.

Red berries
draw them in,
juicy sweet.

My green eyes
watching them:
life complete.

Peaceful Pond

Turtles perch
on a log
in the sun.

Ducks circle,
bottoms up,
splash for fun.

Bullfrogs croak.
Sun goes down.
Day is done.


grace in flight.

wings reflect 
the sunlight,

help her to
flit away
out of sight.

Sleepless Night

Train rumbles
far away
down the track.

Keeps going,
can't turn back.

late at night,

Curtain's Up!

marquee lights
can't compare

as sunset's
orange glow
fills the air.

Neon sky
steals the show
on town square.


  1. I love these Connie and I've never heard of them. I need to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us.

  2. Coincidentally i was just reading my favorite Longfellow poem "Day is Done" which is the last line in your Peaceful Pond Poem. He along with Robert Service are some of my most favorite poets of all time. Your poems - all of them are so good - descriptive, visually appealing in my mind. Really really nice.

  3. very fun. Your poems captured the scene. Your photos were just an added bonus. I love the dragonfly one

  4. I think you did an excellent job with these poems, Connie. I agree with Sandy, all your poems are descriptive and visually appealing.

  5. Sounds challenging but you did a great job.

  6. great job Connie and the pictures are amazing, especially the one I love is the nature one. Have an amazing weekend.

  7. This is an interesting and new-to-me poetry form, and I think it'd be a fun exercise to write a few poems that follow its 3-3-3 template. They're also fun to read, but as good and evocative as your examples are, the non-varying sameness of "threes" isn't as aesthetically or viscerally pleasing to me as other forms of poetry. (Is it okay to say that...?)

    Have a super weekend!

  8. Very nice! That's a fun type of poem, and you did a good job. Beautiful photos too!

  9. These are all wonderful, Connie! It's hard to pick a favorite. I'm going to try to write one of these.

  10. What fun. As opposed to the haiku, I'm much more inclined to try this. I especially love how your final lines add the perfect and perfectly uplifting touch.

  11. Also a new poetry form for me, Connie, and I liked the way you conveyed complete thoughts in each short tribe.

  12. whoops meant tribcube...spell check is NOT helpful when it changes the original intent.

  13. These thoughts are fun and I like how you added pics to them. LJ

  14. Oh how fun- you did a good job with these!

  15. Wow! I love these poems and the photos are awesome! What a wonderful form of poetry. Thank you for introducing this type verse to us. I want to try my hand writing some of these tribcube poems.

  16. I love your poems and the sound of a train at night can be haunting.

  17. I've never heard of that kind of poetry before and was wondering how a person could be creative with it. After reading your tricubes I am impressed. 'Sleepless Night' was my favorite and brought memories of many nights I'd hear trains in the distance and found the sound comforting.

  18. Awesome poems. They each bring out the theme. And the pictures you posted along with each poem - beautiful.

  19. I really enjoy this style of poetry, and you are superb at capturing images with words.

  20. Anonymous3/11/2016

    Those are all really nice poems, they remind me of spring and summer! Especially about the bull frogs, the dragonfly and the berries!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  21. Thank you, everyone. I had fun experimenting with this form. I don't think I'll make a habit of writing these, but it was interesting to try and be creative while maintaining such a concise form.


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