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Prompt #56, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

June 1, 2011
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Dancing with Pikus!

We Write Poems:  
Write a “Piku poem” was this week’s unusual prompt. A “piku” is a sort of hybrid between a haiku and the first three numbers of pi. It takes the form of three lines:
     Line 1, 3 syllables
     Line 2, 1 syllable
     Line 3, 4 syllables
Read the original prompt for additional details suggested to modify the resulting initial poem.

Thanks again to Tilly Bud for this prompt!

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!

Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. June 1, 2011 12:21 am

    I didn’t manage any pikus, but I did write a Moody Limerick, which is also a Limerick-Off. Thanks!

  2. Rinkly Rimes permalink
    June 1, 2011 12:50 am

    Mine grew like Topsy.

  3. June 1, 2011 2:04 am

    I had fun with this form. Thanks, Tilly, for suggesting it.

  4. brenda w permalink
    June 1, 2011 4:30 am

    Tilly, This really was a fun exercise. I see piku at your site often, and am grateful they were “forced” on me. 🙂

    • Irene permalink*
      June 1, 2011 5:35 am

      I thought the shifts were cleverly done, Brenda.

      *jeez, blogger isn’t responding for eternity*

      • brenda w permalink
        June 1, 2011 5:33 pm

        I’ll likely open on WordPress over the summer, just so you can comment on my blog. LOL I did start a small stones site there a couple days ago to get the feel for it.
        Shameless plug: gathered stones

    • June 2, 2011 1:37 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  5. Irene permalink*
    June 1, 2011 5:18 am

    I tried!

    dance with pikus

  6. June 1, 2011 5:33 am

    I heard the call of the Nightbird


  7. June 1, 2011 6:53 am

    Celebrating a favorite part of my heritage: Pipes

  8. June 1, 2011 6:55 am

    You know how in slasher films what seems like an innocuous scene makes you think “this will end badly”?

    I did try the Piku chain.

  9. June 1, 2011 7:06 am

    Got kinda goofy. Beware spoilers! Jurassic Park Body Count

  10. June 1, 2011 7:32 am

    Okay, I was late posting to last week’s prompt, but not this week: To Their Right (WordPress) or To Their Right (Blogspot).

  11. June 1, 2011 11:23 am

    This was cool. Here’s a Quint-Piku, with ‘accessories’… 😉 Invitation

  12. June 1, 2011 1:32 pm

    I couldn’t ge the pikus going… here is mine…DANCING WITH PI

    • brenda w permalink
      June 1, 2011 5:49 pm

      Wayne, I love your piece, and am glad you went dancing with pi. It was sad, but rich.

  13. June 1, 2011 1:45 pm

    Blogspot wouldn’t let me into your link, Wayne. I managed it by clicking on your name. I read your poem, but commenting on blogspot was a bridge too far for me today, so I hope you don’t mind me commenting here. I loved your poem, so sad. Where the sidewalk ends: Shel Silverstein?

    • June 1, 2011 1:54 pm

      vivinfrance, I had the same problem. I shortened the link to and it went there no problem. Then when I tried to leave a comment, I had to try twice before the password entry showed up. Blogspot is making life interesting.

  14. June 1, 2011 1:45 pm

    I love the brevity of the form, and the challenge… Thanks, Tilly – great prompt!

    • June 2, 2011 2:02 pm

      I’m relieved most people seemedto enjoy it 🙂

  15. June 1, 2011 7:24 pm

    trying again to link….DANCING WITH PI

    • June 2, 2011 3:05 am

      Sorry, Wayne: Blogspot tells me that you don’t exist!

  16. June 1, 2011 8:49 pm

    My apologies, I totally forgot to post today, life is far too busy,


  17. June 1, 2011 9:27 pm

    You know I’m cranky about forms, so the title is logical! Peace, and now I’ll read some of yours. Amy

  18. June 1, 2011 11:14 pm

    A late effort from me.

  19. June 2, 2011 6:28 am

    Thank you so much for using my prompt! I’m chuffed to bits!

    I don’t always get to read every contribution but I’ll definitely manage it this week 🙂

    Here’s mine:

  20. June 2, 2011 7:15 am

    Here is an older poem off-prompt.

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