Thursday, April 20, 2017

Day 20 ~ How to Write a “Brevette Poem” for “30 Poems in 30 Days” #NationalPoetryMonth



So this LOOKS simple – TREE WORDS? Yeah, but it can be tricky ~ The Brevette ~ check it out!! It will be tricky for me because I struggle with brevity! Give it a title or not.
ONLY THREE WORDS? Yikes!!

There are a FEW particulars to this poetry form created by Emily Romano. Here’s a little grammar for you – I know you love it – this poem consists of TWO NOUNS & a VERB:

LINE 1: a subject (noun)
LINE 2: a verb (the verb has a space between each letter: v e r b)
LINE 3: an object (noun)

They need to STAY in that exact order and yeah, there is ONE MORE THING!! In order for the verb to show an ongoing action, it is spaced out, letter by letter.

There can be a title (usually, up to you) but otherwise, no punctuation, generally, all words are lower case 

THREE WORDS – don’t be adding “helping verbs” or “articles” – that’s cheating. Coming up with a subject and an object for the nouns is surprisingly difficult. Seriously, this is trickier than it seems. So, here are a couple of examples, some better than others:


Example #1:

On the Run

dog
s m e l l s
escapees

      © 2017 Stephanie Abney





Example #2:

rainbow
r a d i a t e s
spectrum
      © 2007 Emily Romano

   


Example #3

Keep Believing

dreams
f o l l o w
passion
      © 2017 Stephanie Abney




Example #4:

Crying

eyes
l e a k
tears

      © 2017 Stephanie Abney


PLEASE REMEMBER ~ any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge. They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is understood that they own the copyright for to them as soon as they post them. Thanks so much!

Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or you FB wall or wherever AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work. 

3 comments:

Vicki said...

Day 20-Brevette poems

sunshine
c o m e s
warmth


beauty
c r o w n i n g
glory


joy
l i v i n g
d a i l y


happiness
m a k e s
life

Peggy Barker said...

"A Long Hike"
feet
w a l k
blisters


"Expensive Travels"
airplane
fly
vacation

Heidi Murphy said...

Mine are here:
https://murph4slaw.blogspot.com/2017/04/brevette-poems-national-poetry-month.html
I think these are my least favorite form, mainly because they barely have any meat on them--not even enough to copyright. But here they are in all their tiny glory...;o)