October magic

daunting moon pallid

destiny blamed for recall

nevermore prevails

rising sun


new beginnings

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Poet’s choice

The form for the second poem is known as piku: A ‘piku’ is a haiku mixed with the first few digits of pi (3.14), and the aim is to get the message across in the eight syllables (3-1-4).

First line: 3 syllables

Second line: 1 syllable

Third line: 4 syllables


Image by Anab Khurshid from Pixabay

About Eugenia

“Sometimes, the most meaningful messages are shared through the fewest words.” - Julie B. Campbell
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  1. I’ve never heard of a piku!

  2. Always something new to learn!

  3. Magical… <3

  4. Yes to new beginnings!!

  5. Lovely, Eugi!

  6. Love this Eugi..

  7. Nice form. Succinct and sweet

  8. I love how you explain the form, I might give this a go ☺️

  9. Amazing. Thanks for the fun form.

  10. Franci, that is absolutely brilliant! I really like the piku. How creative you are. <3

  11. I’ve actually heard of pi ku 🙂 yours is verses are lovely 🙂

    There is also a tau ku – 3 lines, 1st/ 6 syllables, 2nd/ 2 s, 3rd/ 8 s.
    I don’t have any reasoning – just the counts per line.

    I know there are other math themed pi type verses too.

    I also like American ‘Lunes’
    Jack Collom Lune is 3,5,3 words in 3 lines
    Robert Lelly Lune is 5,3,5 syllables in 3 lines!!

    And then there is the Tricube 3 syllables, in 3 lines in 3 verses!

    Even and inside out haiku of 7,5,7 syllables.

    Short forms can be fun especially when mixing them up!

  12. Beautiful and I love that photograph.

    Have a fabulous day, Eugenia. ♥

  13. Beautiful imagery. Love this, Eugi 🙂

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  15. Hi Eugi, thanks for sharing this form, it’s great! And I like the name too. Yes, for a new day and new beginnings!

  16. Piku was something new to learn today.
    Quite interesting

  17. Eugi, I like this poem very much and the form works very well here. Lovely photo, too! <3 Have a great day!

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  19. This is so beautiful😍

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  23. Amazing

  24. 😍😍😍

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