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