Departure

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Departure: A Diamante*

Earth,
noisy, disturb,
screeching, moving, screaming,
tired, worn out, peaceful, silent
calming, sparkling, appeasing,
steady, laden,
Heaven.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)


*Diamante or Diamond Poem

The Diamante or Diamond Poem is:

  • a heptastich, (7 lines).
  • often a shape poem, the poem when centered on the page creates the outline of a diamond.
  • unmetered. The measure of the line is the words used.
    L1 – a noun which is the opposite of the noun used in L7
    L2 – 2 adjectives that describe L1
    L3 – 3 verbs (present participle) that describe what L1 does
    L4 – 4 nouns that are related to both L1 and L7 or nouns that both have in common
    L5 – 3 verbs (present participle) that describe what L7 does
    L6 – 2 adjectives that describe L7
    L7 – a noun which is the opposite (antonym) of the noun used in L1
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25 thoughts on “Departure

  1. Reading this is like breathing out then breathing in again. We start with Earth and all its sensations. They build, peak, then diminish. And we are left at Heaven.

    Wonderfully meaningful journey you take us on, sister!

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