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Biolet from South America Brazil


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The Biolet, Portuguese, originated in 1887 in Brazilian poet Filinto de Almeida's book Lyrica that referenced two groups of poems he called Biolet for which he offered no description of the form.  It appears to be a mini interpretation of the Triolet.  The elements of the Biolet are:



  1.  a heptastich, a poem in six lines.
  2.  lines should be approximately the same length, no specific syllable count or metric pattern is suggested.
  3.  written with repeated lines. L1 is repeated as L6   L2 is repeated as L5.  L3 and L4 are not repeated.
  4.  rhymed, L3 rhymes with L2 and L5  L4 rhymes with L1 and L6,   ABbaBA. 

Found on Wikipedia  Poem on page 114 of Almeida's Lyrica with a translation:

Ao pleno florir da edade
Chegaste, de encantos plena.
Minha doirada phalena,
Luz da minha mocidade,
Chegaste, de encantos plena,
Ao pleno florir da edade.

In the fullness of the ages,
Full of charms, you came, me nearing.
Golden moth of mine appearing,
Lighting us our youthful stages,
Full of charms, you came, me nearing,
In the fullness of the ages


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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