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

“I would rather be amongst forest animals and the sound of nature, than amongst city traffic and the noise of man.” Anthony D. Williams.
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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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