Brazilian Haiku

Brazilian Rhyming Haiku

Quite an interesting variation of the haiku which originated in Brazil, a haiku which rhymes in a set pattern:

x x x x A
x B x x x x B
x x x x A

I suppose it is easier to rhyme in Portuguese than in English:

flowing amazon
paltry vapors so sultry,
steamy paragon

Michael Chellew 4-20-2006

Pasted from <http://theversifieronlinepoetryandartforum.yuku.com/topic/1340/Brazilian-Haiku#.VGwPcvnF9qU>

I have also seen rhyme patterns aaa and abb indicated.

My example

crying little boy
was stopped by the thoughtful cop
handing him a toy

© Lawrencealot – July 4, 2016

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