Tuesday, November 23, 2021

River Tricube


Linda Mitchell challenged me to a Tricube today! A Tricube is a 9 syllable poem of 3 lines, each comprised of 3 syllables, and commonly written in 3 stanzas for a total of 27 syllables. 

River Tricube

when writing,
ride river
word rapids!

droughts will come
so will rains ~
levels change

when words flow
grab your pen: 
listen in! 


  1. I love new poetry forms and have written this down in my notebook to try. Your poem describes the process well!

  2. Kim, what a nice topic and metaphor for writing. Very effective, with so few words. I love the rhymes, and the advice to "grab your pen" (proactive), but also the "listen in!" where the magic happens. Beautiful.

  3. Oh, I love this poetry form! It's new to me, and just feels right for something that has been rattling around in my head for a few days. Thank you!

    The poem itself is so evocative, and so very true. It is wonderful.

  4. How you manage to capture such power in so few words, Kim! I feel the mighty "word rapids" and sense the changing levels... this all happens during writing. As do the droughts, lol. And now I'm gonna have to try writing a Tricube. You never cease to inspire!