Poetry Challenge #82

Diamond in the Rough

A Diamante is a diamond-shaped poem, simple as that.  In the same way diamonds/gems/rocks/stones—come in many shapes, colors, and sizes, diamante poems can be about anything, and they can be as long as you want to make them. A Diamante begins with a one word (or syllable) line. Each subsequent line grows longer by one. The longest line is at the midpoint.  From the midpoint, lines decrease in length until the poem ends as it began–with a one word line. The shortest Diamante has three lines:

One word
Two words
One word
Write a diamond-shaped Diamante about something you value. 
Here’s a frame to help you see your poem.
Here’s a Diamante Frame if you prefer structure.

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1050 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge, let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.