Fandango’s One Word Challenge today (oops yesterday) is leave and the Word Challenge of the day is dismal. I should have just skipped the challenges, but it’s done now. I decided to do something short and sweet, well not that sweet as leave and dismal are kind of like the day outside was, grey and chilling. The form is a Diamante.
A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape. The first line begins with a noun/subject, and second line contains two adjectives that describe the beginning noun. The third line contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject. The fourth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject and two that describe the closing synonym/antonym. If using an antonym for the ending, this is where the shift should occur. In the fifth line are three more -ing words describing the ending antonym/synonym, and the sixth are two more adjectives describing the ending antonym/synonym. The last line ends with the first noun’s antonym or synonym.
talking, sharing, growing
loving, listening, deaf, dismal
withering, leaving, regretting