JUNE'S POETIC LICENSE -- DIAMANTE
If you know me, it's all about tea and poetry...well not all, but I do love these two thing a lot!! When given the opportunity to do at least one of them, I jump at it! Look out below for details of June's Poetic License info. from Robin (who is always challenging us to do something; she's cool like that!) at http://www.pensieve.typepad.com/. Send some traffic and interest her way by clicking on the link. She'll be glad you stopped by. Anyhooty, she says:
This month's poetic form, Diamante, is Italian in origin, it's a simple, seven-line formula, and when it's complete, it will have the shape of a diamond (if centered). It's an easy exercise in writing poetry, and if you're a fan of haiku or cinquain, diamante is reminiscent of those forms.
Begin with a subject, in line four you'll transition using two words to describe its opposite, and the last line will be a single word for the subject's opposite.
As for this month's theme, once again, you have two choices: the great outdoors or emotions. If you're feeling particularly diamante-prolific, write two!
two adjectives describing the subject
three words ending in "ing" telling about the subject
four words, first two describe subject, last two describe its opposite
three words ending in "ing" telling about the opposite
two adjectives describing the opposite
Waiting, Watching, Thinking
Nerves, Stress, Tranquil, Bliss
Praying, Meditating, Wishing
Another one from me:
Growing, Spreading, Hiding
Dark, Alive, Concrete Structures
Building, Housing, Rising, Surviving
(Side note: Apparently, I don't know what I'm doing I typed my diamantes in a diamond shape; they wouldn't post that way. I even re-edited them twice and space-barred them over back into place, and they still wouldn't save or post in the shape I put them in. Either it's this Blogger program or, more likely, me and my blogging ignorance. I apologize, but hope you like the diamante attempts I made anyway.)