The following description is reposted with permission from The Poets Garret, with thanks to Divena Collins.
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.
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.
Form: 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