— a diamante —

physical emotional
loving arousing surrendering
joy bliss sadness sorrow
afflicting hurting abandoning
emotional physical

P. Wanken

Inspired by Tuesday Tryouts prompt to write a Diamante poem. I wrote my first one after several attempts, and had other ideas in mind, so I decided to give it another go. To read more about the Diamante, visit Margo Roby’s Wordgathering; I am also posting this for Day 9 of “100 Days of Summer.”



  1. I’m glad you tried another. You’re playing with the line breaks now and that adds a whole layer to a diamante when that happens. I discovered there’s more to diamantes than might be thought on first observation and that’s why I like to throw them into the mix.


  2. It’s an interesting form–I like how it circles back to define the beginning–not sure if that’s part of it or not–I’ll have to check it out 🙂


    1. The first line is a noun, with a chosen “opposite” as the last line. Then there’s a series “rules” for the lines in between that transition you from one to the other. There’s a step beyond what I’ve done…I haven’t gone to the “expansion” phase! 😉


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