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 etheree, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best centered, aligned in a diamond shape. (14 lines)

The Diatelle form was created by Bradley Vrooman.

Example Poem
Wind  (Diatelle)
wind
can blow
as you know
with a great might
affecting the tides flow,
cause hurricanes, whirlpools and blight
upon all craft at sea, and sea coasts smite
all inhabitants ashore as if they had sinned.
On the other hand that wind can be quite
kind and let a boy fly his kite
or aid man with the blow,
wind mills save might.
A nice show
is slow
wind.
(c) Lawrencealot – April 2, 2012
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