Writing · Writing Prompts

Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides

The following is a poem form referenced in the September 2016 Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides column by Robert Lee Brewer:


The tricube is a newer form introduced by acclaimed Sacramento poet Phillip Larrea. A mathematical poem, the tricube makes up for its lack of history simply by being a fun and addictive form to write.

The math is simple: three syllables per line x three lines per stanza x three stanzas per poem = one tricube.

Here’s my attempt at the tricube.



Blue skies with
puffy white
and pink clouds

of heaven
I see through

a window
It is God
in pure skies

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