Reena’s Exploration Challenge #84

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena says:
Well… we have crossed the pleasant ambience of spring and walked into a sultry summer in this part of the world. So guys, warm up to new ideas in Week 84. I see this space as one for collective evolution.



There is no restriction on the length or format of the piece. It can be a poem, story, anecdote, memory, picture, diary, thoughts, essay — as long as it reflects your innermost thoughts on the subject. Write a long post, or be succinct in a short one.


I’ve decided to write two diamante form poems.  They were inspired by the photo, the word prompts, and some very bad news I received today. I’m trying to cope by pouring it on the page.

intricate, meticulous
warming, nourishing, interweaving
hopeful, trusting, violated, mistrusting
draining, disappointing, hurting
detached, wary

warmth, healthy
affirming, sustaining, growing
interwoven, reciprocal, jumbled, cracked
disturbing, triggering, confusing
cold, lonely

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Raw emotions.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Hope the impact of the bad news has dissipated now. Your list of emotions tells a story.

    Thanks for joining in!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s going to take some time, thanks. You are welcome, Reena.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Diamante poems ….. by Jade Li

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful poems with complex thoughts. Hope you’ll feel better soon.

    Liked by 1 person

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