My attempt for today to master a new poetic format is half poem, half art project and is in itself a fairly new form. First introduced by Iris Tiedt in 1969, it isn’t something I’d ever heard of until I was seeking inspiration for this week’s self-imposed poetry challenge, but I’m always game for a new adventure in words so I thought I’d give it a go.
Here’s the simplest description of its structure;
Diamante – A 7 line poem that looks like a diamond.
It does not have to rhyme.
It can be used to describe 1 topic or 2 opposite topics.
Line 1: 1 word (subject/noun)
Line 2: 2 adjectives that describe line 1
Line 3: 3 _ing words that relate to line 1
Line 4: 4 nouns (first 2 relate to line 1, last 2 relate to line 7)
Line 5: 3 _ing words that relate to line 7
Line 6: 2 adjectives that describe line 7
Line 7: 1 word (subject/noun)
Constructing such an aesthetic piece of prose on the WordPress editing app, however, proved to be a total pain in the arse, so I made a graphic of it instead.
Tune in tomorrow for the final day in my search for the perfect poetic form.