Created by Emily Romano, the brevette consists of a subject (noun), verb, and object (noun), in this exact order. The verb shows an ongoing action – so the letters in the verb should be spaced out.  There are only three words in the poem.

Each of the three words may have any number of syllables, but it is desirable that the poem have balance in the choice of these words. Unlike haiku, there are no other rules to follow.

For example,


r a d i a t e s


(c) Emily Romano

See:; from  glossary of forms, poetic terminology and literary devices.

Here are two of my attempts at a brevette. Interesting poetic form; a micro-burst of imagery. For mlmm Saturday Mix – Lorraine: brevette (flash poetic form) (image:


b o o m i n g




e l e c t r i f y i n g


(c) Lorraine