The sixku (pronounce ‘sis-ku’) is a poetry form created in 2019 by artist Cendrine Marrouat.
Sixku are six-word, untitled poems based on haiku, my favorite form. Each piece must be inspired by and contain a photograph. A reference to nature is encouraged. For example: season, weather, month, time of the day, etc.
Three mandatory lines:
Line 1 = idea 1 (one or two word(s))
Line 2 = idea 2 (two or three words)
Line 3 = twist, surprise (remaining words)
A seventh word is acceptable, only if it is an article or preposition (e.g. ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘up’, ‘down’…). Do not abuse this exception, though.