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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Diatelles

Today I wrote two diatelles. A diatelle is a diamond-shaped poem with 15 lines, the syllable pattern 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, and the rhyme scheme a,b,b,c,b,c,c,a,c,c,b,c,b,b,a. I was inspired by this piece.

Here are my two:

Diatelle #1:


Riff-Crowned Lullaby
Tom:
I drowned
in drum sounds
neon and smoke
in my brown eyes, it pounds,
like the beating of my heart, pokes
the guitar's riffs, the bass hums, forever spoke--
droning dives in and out--static--out and in; palm
catches the rhythm, the chords never shook.
It is hard to contain, my bloke,
love knows and shows no bounds--
lullabies took,
concerts wound;
smoke crowned--
psalm.



Diatelle #2:

Friends
They flow
In and go,
Some last very long,
Love is all that they sew
They continue to stay strong.
However, rifts divide, but not so long;
Skirts, dresses, pants are forever on lend,
“please, please, please,” a forever lovely song—
Laughter and cheer is never wrong.
My friend, I love you so,
You will belong,
Always know,
No, no
Ends


What do you think?







5 comments:

  1. I love it! :) I'd never heard of diatelles until reading this but I like what you have done!

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    1. Thank you. :) They're hard, but fun to write.

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  2. I can only read the first one - for the second one, the contrast is too low to easily discern the words.

    I hope you've been enjoying playing with English words!

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    1. Friends
      They flow
      In and go,
      Some last very long,
      Love is all that they sew
      They continue to stay strong.
      However, rifts divide, but not so long;
      Skirts, dresses, pants are forever on lend,
      “please, please, please,” a forever lovely song—
      Laughter and cheer is never wrong.
      My friend, I love you so,
      You will belong,
      Always know,
      No, no
      Ends


      Marsha's grad card too. :)

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