Day 19 #SOL17 --
Diamante Poem: School/Break
Various forms of poetry have been getting my attention lately, and I've been having fun exploring them. Some of them are familiar friends to me -- the classic Haiku, for instance, with its reliable formula of counting syllables. Some of the poems which I've encountered lately are more recently invented forms that I had never heard of until a few days ago: Found Poems and Phone Number Poems, for example.
Yesterday, I read a Diamante poem posted by a slicer on the Two Writing teachers Slice of Life challenge. The Diamante is an old classic which also follows a formula, but it had been a while since I had encountered that type of poem, so I decided to refresh my memory about it. I read about the format it is supposed to have, and I looked at quite a few examples, and then I decided that I would try it.
So, here I go, continuing my new fascination with poetry, by trying out a diamante poem:
working, exploring, reading
books, clock-watching, relaxation, books
reading, playing, sleeping
Obviously, I have Spring Break on my mind. And why shouldn't I? I am on my wonderful, relaxing, lovely, peaceful, highly anticipated, long-awaited Spring Break right now.
JudyK March 19, 2017
This is the format for a diamante poem: