The Brevette
The Brevette, created by Emily Romano consists of a subject (noun), verb, and object (noun), in this exact order.    The verb should show an ongoing action. This is done by spacing out the letters in the verb. There are only 3 words in the poem, giving it the title Brevette.
l e a k s
Each of the three words may have any number of syllables, but it is desireable that the poem have balance in the choice of these words. Unlike haiku, there are no other rules to follow.
Example #1:
r a d i a t e s
r e – c r e a t e s
c h a s e s
My example poemDoesn’t It?
d i m i n i s h e s


This form was inventented by  Amanda J. Norton of Allpoetry.
It is syllabic 5/4/5  5/4/5  8/6
Rhyme pattern  aba aba aa
No meter is required.
First Tercet
line1 : 5 syllables
line2: 4syllables
line3: 5 syllables
Rhyme scheme aba
Second Tercet
line1 : 5 syllables
line2: 4syllables
line3: 5 syllables
Rhyme scheme aba
Line 1: 8 syllables
Line 2: 6 syllables
Rhyme Scheme  aa
Must Be Center Aligned
Example poem
Anxious ( Tercou )
Adoration grows
with every date.
and my shyness shows.
We are both disposed
to end the wait
parents have proposed.
I shall keep secret what arose
when you once shed your clothes.
© Lawrencealot – April 2,2013
Visual Template
The meter shown is NOT required.


The Ukiah is frequently referred to as the Reverse Haiku
I figured there was no better source for describing this form than it’s Inventor, Robert Ropars, so here it is.
A modest proposal – a new form of poetry the “ukiah”
Posted in On  July 4, 2009 by robertropars.
We who write, and write poetry specifically, know the haiku. A challenging form, it requires the writer to create a poem as follows:
Traditionally, this Japanese form is best done in such a way that it’s an expression of zen. Often nature-based, the haiku could have multiple meanings/interpretations so part of the enjoyment is finding the meaning in this simple elegant form of poetry.
My idea is the opposite of the haiku. I was thinking it should be a “Roparsku” but my lack of ego (and my very wise girlfriend) kept me grounded. So since I’m talking about the opposite, then reversed it would a “Ukiah.” Now searching around online I see some people have played with variations (calling this a “reverse haiku”), but only changed the syllabic construction. I think a true “reversal” would also take into account the rhyme aspect. In addition, this adds an extra level of challenge to the endeavor.
It would be composed of:
•3 lines in length
•lines 1 and 3 contain 7 syllables
•line 2 contains 5 syllables
Haiku example:
Winds blowing lightly
Leaves whispering in the dark
Stars twinkling above
Ukiah example:
Leaves are drifting in the night
The stars are so bright
Shivering I hold you tight
What do you think? Crazy? Stupid? Fun? Challenging? Try it out and leave me your best examples as comments.
There you go folks, you can respond to the poet at the link below.T
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My Example poem

[Ukiah # 1]

ice cycles on my roof’s ledge
cats walk near house edge
falling ice is sharpened sledge
© Lawrencealot – April 5, 2013




The Trinet, created by zion, is a form with these specifications:
Line 1 – 2 words
Line 2 – 2 words
Line 3 – 6 words
Line 4 – 6 words
Line 5 – 2 words
Line 6 – 2 words
Line 7 – 2 words
Repeat this pattern 2 more times, if centered correctly it looks like three crosses.

Rhyme and meter unspecified.
Specifications restated:
lexical- words required per line: 2/2/6/6/2/2/2
21 lines

Example Poem
Day at the Marina
Warm sun
kids run
playing excitedly on expanse of green.
Teaching sister how drown wiggly worms.
Folks watch
with smiles
from shade.
Picnic treats
cooler filled
with drinks and potato  salad, ice;
basket holds other things as nice:
Fried chicken
potato chips
yummy dips.
Let’s stay
all day
is the kid’s refrain. Indefatigable they
remain.  Wish parents were that way.
Having fun
is tiring,
Is’nt it?
© Lawrencealot – May 12, 2013