The Diatelle is a fun, 15 line, syllable counting form patterned similarly to the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an etheree, has a set rhyme pattern of a-b-b-c-b-c-c-a-c-c-b-c-b-b-a. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and usually looks best center aligned in a diamond shape, although it isn’t necessary.
The Diatelle form was created by Bradley Vrooman.
This form is challenging, as Nancy and I can attest. But, we’re here to spur you on, so get writing! 😉
You can hear
all the poets
shedding a joyful tear.
with a seed of thought, they’ll grow it
do they make words rhyme? You better know it
and the finished poem just gives them a big thrill.
With a well written verse, they will show it
so take your best shot; don’t blow it
poetic patrons cheer
this seed, sow it
It is clear
© Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014
NANCY’S DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH:
and you’ll miss
me when I’m go.
And you will think of this
embrace, our arms entwined just so.
You’ll long for more, a second chance, and though
we promised we would meet again, what’s done is done.
Don’t turn around, I do know want to know
when bitter tears begin to flow .
and when you reminisce,
the lights turned low,
think of this:
© Copyright Nancy Posey – 2014