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Prompt #56 Dancing with Pikus

May 26, 2011
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Dancing with Pikus!

Thank you to Tilly Bud for this week’s We Write Poems prompt!

We Write Poems:  
Alright, we delved into cosmic mysteries last week, so time now for a dance!
(Being out of my usual element I’m going to let Tilly explain the prompt.)

The point of this exercise is to have fun. So many times we sweat over our poems – and that’s good, but sometimes it’s also good to kick off your shoes and dance, to write for the sheer joy of it. So grab your rhyming dictionary. Time to play!

Write a piku. (a cross between a haiku and the first three numbers of pi.)

     three lines
     3 syllables Line 1
     1 syllable Line 2
     4 syllables Line 3

     choose one or two key words
     find rhymes for them
     slightly re-write the first piku

Here’s some examples:

Contentment Piku
A dog lies


on his back.  Snore.

Chronic Pain Piku
A man lies


on his back.  Sore.

Sistine Chapel Piku
A man paints


on his back.  Awe.

For even more fine examples go read Tilly’s original prompt posting.
OK, go have fun! Write one, write a baker’s dozen. Your choice.

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One Comment
  1. May 30, 2011 11:41 am

    Interesting prompt! Love it 🙂 🙂

    Bullying Poems

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