Thursday, March 29, 2018

SOLSC Day29 - Sunshine/Rain (A Diamonte Poem)

Slice of Life Story Challenge Day 29 -- Sunshine/Rain (A Diamonte Poem)

I haven't tried writing much poetry since last March's SOLSC, when I explored quite a few forms. I decided to try my hand at it again today, working with the diamonte poem. 

First, I had to refresh my memory as to the structure of a diamonte poem:


Diamante: seven-line poem that takes the shape of a diamond.

Diamantes are poems about opposites: the first and last words have opposite meanings (or convey opposite ideas).

 A diamante has seven lines that follow this sequence:
Line A: Topic A (must be a noun)
Line B: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic A
Line C: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic A
Line D: Two concrete nouns about Topic A and two about Topic G
Line E: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic G
Line F: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic G
Line G: Topic G (must be a noun)


I like the way that the diamonte poem starts with one thing, and ends with the opposite. It's thought-provoking and fun to think of opposite word pairs, and it's challenging to come up with descriptive words that feel right. So with my memory refreshed, here is today's attempt:


Brilliant, hazy
Warming, beating, burning
Energy, nourishment; nourishment, hydration
Pounding, drenching, sprinkling
Beneficial, misty

I enjoy this form of poetry, and will probably write more diamonte poems in the future. They're fun!

JudyK  March 29, 2018


  1. Love the energy of the weather and what comes after in this poem.

  2. Great poem. This is a form I used to use with my students. It was something they enjoyed because it made them think.

  3. Your poem turned out great! I was just thinking about diamante poems the other day, but couldn't quite remember the structure. Thanks for the refresher!

  4. I'd like a little more sunshine, please. ;o) (Though I do have to say that the topic of rain has some of the best words that can be added for poetry.)


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