Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 2 November 2019

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Diatelle. The topic is up to you!

Diatelle
The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like 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 ethere, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best center aligned in a diamond shape.

Wow! This was a huge challenge!!!!!

Grace 

In vain 

On a train 

For all to see 

It may cause you some pain 

We wonder just how there can be 

love of yourself with no sign of pity 

you look at the mirror and see only your place 

You try to keep yourself just so pretty 

Like driving in an old city 

No sign of an airplane 

Walk with some clarity 

See the rain 

No pain 

Face  

FOWC with Fandango

Today’s word is “ivory.”

Elephant’s Ivory 

An elephant tusk is the first thing you see 

When you pass by the place that sells ivory. 

Its beautiful texture and wonderful hues 

Makes poaching and killing horrible news. 

We love what we have with that hard white plaster 

But don’t think about the poor herd master 

He’s missing a member of his elephant tribe 

Because we want ivory, its sort of a bribe. 

What can we do for more ivory to make? 

Find a white stone and make it a fake. 

This way we keep all the elephants alive 

Where in the wild they can all thrive.