Monday, July 04, 2016

Monday Poetry Stretch - Diatelle

I've been searching a bit online for some "new" and different poetry forms. I discovered a site, The Writer's & Poetry Alliance Club, that not only explains traditional poetic forms, but includes numerous invented forms as well.

The diatelle is syllabic form with a rhyme scheme. It looks a bit like a double etheree, but it is different. Here are the guidelines.
syllable pattern: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 10 / 8 / 6 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1
rhyme scheme: a b b c b c c a c c b c b b a

That's it. Easy-peasy, right? I hope you'll join me this week in writing a diatelle. Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. Texas Panhandle

    Black spilt-
    sugar silt
    what chills the bone.
    Deep-hid beneath the quilt,
    starry shroud, shouldered by what’s known
    of Sweet Dreaming man, lying still as stone
    where the Caprock meets the sky, clear as holy writ.
    Bareback, she rides. Barefoot, full-out, full blown,
    chasing midnight shards of love, thrown
    like seeds, in yet untilled
    fields. Reaps grown,
    gold – gilt

    © 2016 jRobinson
    remembering Buddy Holly and his Marina Elena