I’m partially submitting this as an apology for the fly poem but also as a study of the Diamante poetic form. Named because of its distinctive shape it is poetic comparison between the first line to the last: lines 2, 3 and the first half of 4 describe the first line; the second half of 4, 5 and 6 describe line 7. I enjoy the brevity and the challenge of shifting one thought to another while maintaining some kind of connection between the two.
excessively, effusively, immoderately
prayer gratuitously granted; praying hands huddled
enfolding, holding, consoling
© 2016 – Laurel Archer
Photo – Japanese Peony Tree in my backyard.