A Piku on the Writer’s Vanity

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I see red
I go unread.


The piku poetry form is a blend of haiku and the first three numbers of pi:

Three lines
Eight syllables, broken down 3-1-4

It doesn’t have to rhyme but I like the challenge.

If you fancy having a go, the easiest way is to write a prose sentence and then whittle it down to its bare essentials. Please do share in the comments if you try it.

Create a piku chain by keeping your sentence intact, but remember – 8 syllables: 3-1-4.



  1. Eugenia says:

    I love this poetry form and your piku is excellent!

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    1. Poetry Fluff says:

      Thank you 🙂 I love it too; I love the challenge of saying as much as possible with as few words as possible.

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      1. Eugenia says:

        Most welcome!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Tom says:

    I think I recognise that feeling, Tilly!
    You asked for a piku… you get two: https://wp.me/sVkLb-passage
    Although between you and me, they’re probably best left unread! 🤣


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