Enclosed Triplet

The Enclosed triplet is a very interesting form and if the a.b.a..b.c.b. format is used it forms the basis for the Sicilian Triplet , Terza Rima, using the enclosed word as continuity, or where lines or words are repeated there is the Villanelle, or later the Terzanelle.
The alternative left with is to have the centre unrelated completely as shown below

Feelings

How would we know if our feelings are low 
So low that teardrops stain porcelain faces 
When faces are painted a warm loving glow 

Which glows through when a lover embraces 
If his embraces are few how may we know 
Shall love flow when a tender heart races. 

How can it be when true love hurts so much 
So much it can break in two loving hearts 
When hearts may respond to a sensual touch. 

For touch prevents them from falling apart 
Playing a part of true lovers games as such 
To stop love from hurting is a work of art. 

It could be that love came much too late 
That it was never to be for you and me 
For the love we had then was our fate. 

Divena Collins

Pasted from http://www.thepoetsgarret.com/2012Challenge/form1.html
My thanks to Divena Collins of thepoetsgarret.

My example

Abhorrent ( Enclosed Triplet)

Some words I think I must abhor
for they are words I seldom use
but now I’ll try to use them more.

Like pardon, when I mean excuse
me madam, will you move your ass?
Or, loose by people who mean lose.

Correcting them, when done with class,
requires that I must bite my tongue;
when poets do it, it’s most crass.

© Lawrencealot – February 18, 2015

Visual template

Enclosed Triplet

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

Trilinea

  • The Trilinea, one more haiku copycat from Berg‘s Pathways for a Poet, created by Nellie Amos. It seems a bit superficial to me since the defining feature is the word “rose” must appear somewhere in the 3 lines.
    The Trilinea is:

    • a tristich, a poem in 3 lines.
    • syllabic, with syllable count per line, 4/8/4.
    • rhymed, L1 and L3 rhyme.
    • composed to include the word “rose”.
    • titled.tattoo by Judi Van Gorderteardrops of dew
      cling to a red velvet rose
      the touch of you
Thanks to Judi  Van Gorder, who has done a marvelous job with PMO.  I agree with her feeling about this form.

My Example

Hardly Matters

I rose to say
something;  what is was I forgot
but that’s okay.

 
(c) Lawrencealot – December 8,2013