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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.


dependable, receptive

talking, sharing, growing

loving, listening, deaf, dismal

withering, leaving, regretting

separated, absent


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Fandango says:

    Very nice. The diamante is an interesting poetic form.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      yes it is. glad you liked it.

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  2. Jay says:

    I’ve never heard of this kind of poem before, thanks for introducing me!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jay. The shadow poetry site has quite an array of different styles. It’s so much fun and enjoyment to write them, both freeform and to fit a style.


  3. The transition was seamless. Incredible.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, glad it connected with you.

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      1. I loved it. I might try my hand at this form of poetry sometime.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Just do it. No time like the present. I like it because of the shape, that it isn’t difficult to follow the directions, and because there is a choice to have it be a synonym or an antonym.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you, glad you liked it

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