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:
Write a diamond-shaped Diamante about something you value.
Here’s a frame to help you see your poem.