Create a Sparkling Diamanté Poem
Try creating a diamanté poem.
A diamanté is a diamond-shaped poem with seven lines in a simple structure – and it’s fun to write!
Diamantés are simple for a beginner to try, while more experienced writers can make the form more challenging by including a clever twist in meaning from the first line to the last, adding an element of surprise to the poem.
I’ve created two examples for you:
stretching, rolling, yawning
mouthful of ivory daggers
crouching, waiting, pouncing
waltzing, gliding, whirling
captured in endless time
swirling, turning, floating
Like to have a try? Here’s the format:
- Line 1: one noun – the name of a thing, place or person; the subject of the poem
- Line 2: two adjectives – words which describe the subject
- Line 3: three verbs ending with -ing – actions the subject makes
- Line 4: a four-word phrase to describe the subject
- Line 5: three more verbs ending with -ing
- Line 6: two more adjectives
- Line 7: another noun to describe the same subject