Theme for Week 28 Lyrical Sunday: Diamantes

In case you missed it – it’s been snowing in Wellington (see here and here)!

This has led us to some snow-flake activities at home and the idea of writing a shapely poem that would fit on a snowflake, which we could hang as a piece of art, for week 28 of Lyrical Sunday.

Lyrical Sunday

Visit this link for great information on structuring a Diamante poem with some examples too (I borrowed the outline below from the PIZZAZ website – ‘People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling’). Of course your poem can be about anything you choose – just try to go with the Diamante structure for a bit of fun! A good exercise for the mind, which results in a poem as a piece of visual art too! Have fun and if you’d like to share your poem then pleaseĀ link up here from Sunday 21 August (the link-up will remain open for one week).

Line 1:

Winter
= 1 noun. The topic or theme of the poem (and, the opposite of line 7).

Line 2:

Rainy, cold
= 2 adjectives. They describe the noun in line 1.

Line 3:

Skiing, skating, sledding
= 3 gerunds (verb + ing). They describe the noun in line 1.

Line 4:

Mountains, wind, breeze, ocean
= 4 nouns: two nouns related to line 1 and two nounsrelated to line 7.

Line 5:

Swimming, surfing, scuba diving
= 3 gerunds (verb + ing). They describe the noun in line 7.

Line 6:

Sunny, hot
= 2 adjectives. They describe the noun in line 7.

Line 7:

Summer
= 1 noun. This is an antonym (opposite) for the noun in line 1.