Peony – NPWM – April 22

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.



billowing silk

excessively, effusively, immoderately

prayer gratuitously granted; praying hands huddled

enfolding, holding, consoling

silken palms


© 2016 – Laurel Archer

Photo – Japanese Peony Tree in my backyard.

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