Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Mag - 217

"If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry."  Emily Dickinson





Yesterday, a few bloggers I share Six Word Saturday postings every Saturday morning discussed,
Piku.

What is Piku?  It's a form of poetry much like haiku.  Instead of 5-7-5 format, Piku uses pi as its base.  The number of syllables in each line, corresponds to the numbers of pi.
The first line of Piku contains three syllables, one syllable for the second line and four syllables for the third line, just like pi, 3.14159265358979323846.






A Dog and 
His 
Writer Master


Good-natured
calm
heartwarming pup.

Cultural
apt
Compassionate.

Their first book
fine
gripping success!

Thank you Tess Kincaid for bringing Magpie tales to life, and this engaging photo.

30 comments:

kaykuala said...

Interesting Piku. May not be that easy. Restrictive syllable count and you've done it very well Karen!

Hank

Kathe W. said...

I will have to try this- love all of yours! Cheers!
http://katheworsley.blogspot.com/2014/04/magpie-tales-217-wake-up.html

brenda w said...

A lovely string of piku! May success continue to visit.

brenda w said...

A lovely string of piku! May success continue to visit.

ccchampagne said...

I've never heard it referred to as piku before, but I recognize the form and, in my humble opinion, you've done a great job of it. Also kudos on describing the relationship between a dog and his/her master with very few words.

Filip and Kristel said...

That dog is as spoiled as ours.

Greetings,
Filip

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pikachu
VOLT
Rod Pokémon
~

Naquillity said...

great use of the piku form... have a great day~

C.C. said...

Thank you for introducing piku in such a lovely way.

Helena said...

I'd never heard of the Piku, Karen, but you've used it wonderfully here. I must give it a go!

Cloudia said...

I do not comprehend the rules, yet you have created a breathing poem of it, Karen! You have amazed me again ;-)

Leovi said...

Wonderful poem, the weevil did not know, seems like a very original structure! Yes, a good dog!

humbird said...

Love the piku! Thanks for sharing :)

darlin said...

Love the photo, but the poetry, you lost me when I was trying to sort it out and it's Sunday night after a busy weekend so I know it's not in your explanation, it's me. lol

Have a wonderful week Karen!

Berowne said...

A pleasant way to start the week; well done.

Other Mary said...

This is wonderful Karen. And I love the Piku form! I'm going to try one today. :o) Thanks!

Karen S. said...

I like the style of it! Like less is more!

Karen S. said...

I know it's catchy! I will check your out too!

Helen said...

Piku sounds challenging ... will have to give it a try! Thanks for introducing me to the form.

DeniseinVA said...

I have never heard of Piku before, yours is enjoyable to read and that beautiful dog pictures makes me smile a very big smile. Thanks for visiting Karen and have a great week.

Belva Rae Staples said...

Wow! This is a great form! Thanks for sharing it here.

Little Nell said...

That’s a new one on me nd it looks as if your nailed it, though Haiku are not my favourite form either I admire the technical wizardry needed.

Kutamun said...

Interesting name for the dogs type writer .." writer master" ha ha , well done

EG CameraGirl said...

I have to admit I had never heard of Piku before! Well done!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

We need all good dogs and their masters to rise up and make a stand against the evil designs of the International Cat-Fancy Secret Society before it is too late. TAKE HEED!

Sue said...

Never heard of piku. Tricky!

Fun idea of a writing partnership between dog and master.

=)

Tess Kincaid said...

Success indeed...

Cait O'Connor said...

You have educated me and created a clever poem too.

Carrie Van Horn said...

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks...but you taught me something new ina fun way...Thanks Karen. :-)

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I can so see them working on the book together! It was a fun write-a tight write.