Our little lake is a popular spot for Canada geese this time of year. A pair has been hanging out near our dock for over a month, and I wondered if they had a nest in the nearby thicket. The other day I found the answer–the male goose positioned himself between me and the dock while the female paddled away. It took a bit before I realized she had company–five little goslings wobbled at her side. After she led them away from me her mate followed, warning me with a few honks that I was not welcome on their family outing. By the time I came back with my camera they were close to the shore again, hidden in the marsh. Mama led them away again, but not before I snapped a few photos.
The goose family inspired a tricube poem. I learned about tricubes a couple of weeks ago when reading a post on Matt’s blog. A tricube follows three simple rules:
1. Each line has three syllables.
2. Each stanza has three lines.
3. A poem contains three stanzas.
Aha…the formula for a tricube poem is similar to the formula for the volume of a cube–(line length)3 vs. (side length)3! If you have never written a tricube, it’s a fun form to try.
his small fleet.
Honk! Hiss! Honk!
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