National Poetry Month 2021,  Poetry


Alright then, I’m back for more poetry!!! And we are soooo close to the end of the A-Z Challenge. Today, I don’t have a lot time for writing, so I’ve chose the tribcube.

Here are the rules of tricubes:

  • Each line contains three syllables.
  • Each stanza contains three lines.
  • Each poem contains three stanzas.


I sit here
with the cat

His soft purrs
right through me.

It calms me,
prepares me,
to face things.

A Hundred Times

HIs cock grows:
skin stretching,
blood flowing.

I watch it
come to life
in my hand…

even though I’ve
seen it a
thousand times.

I always feel that each line should legitimately stand on it’s own, but when I’m forced to fit a syllable count, sometimes I have to break my own rule. For example, in this last one, I don’t love the line “seen it a”… I’d prefer a line break like “even though I’ve seen it/a thousand times”. However, trying new forms stretches me, and while I may not write this poem the same if I was allowed more freedom, it’s not a bad way to get the poetry muscles moving. Here’s how I’d write this poem if I wasn’t constrained:

Siren’s Song

His cock grows:
skin stretching,
blood flowing.

I watch it
come to life
in my hand…

I’ve seen it
thousands of times,
and yet
I am still captivated.

I wonder if
that is the intention
of the design…

Like a siren,
it sings its song
and I crash against the rocks.

I find that sometimes a writing exercise…like writing a poem to a form…or writing to a prompt, can simply be the skeleton of something I like better. They are like building blocks that set a foundation for me to get to a place I wouldn’t have gotten to before.

(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)

Let's Keep in Touch

I don’t spam! Read this privacy policy for more info.

One Comment

  • Mrs Fever

    I find syllable-count poetry to be an excellent paring-down exercise. Trimming the excess to make it fit while still keeping the ‘good bones” of what you’re building is a challenge.

    I do this sometimes with writing tanka. I’m pretty liberal about my phrasing though, so it doesn’t always present in perfect 5-7-5/7-7 — but it always adds up to 31. 🙂
    Mrs Fever recently posted…Sleep… Sleep Tonight…My Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Are you 18 or older? This website contains material that is not suitable for readers under the age of 18. Please verify your age to view the content, or click "Exit" to leave. Content Warning: If you are sensitive to content referring to dominance and submission, please proceed with caution.
%d bloggers like this: