21.10.13

Love-Hate: Diamente

Love,
Passionate, Romantic,
Respecting, Appreciating, Caring,
Candour, Devotion, Deceit, Enmity
Insulting, Declining, Repelling,
Abhor, Scorn,
Hate.

Diamente : The purpose is to go from the subject at the top of the diamond to another totally different (and sometimes opposite) subject at the bottom. A seven line poem, shaped like a diamond.
Example
Line 1 = 1 NOUN ;Line 2 = 2 ADJECTIVES-;Line 3 = 3 GERUNDS- (verb + -ing) ;Line 4:= 4 NOUNS;Line 5 = 3 GERUNDS-(verb + -ing) ;Line 6:= 2 ADJECTIVES;Line 7 = 1 NOUN

27 comments:

  1. a thin line between love and hate at times...and they are def closely linked

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  2. Nice work with the form, and a great choice of words. Love and hate are not so far apart as we might think. Well done!

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  3. I really like the way you dealt with the opposites here!

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  4. This made me realize that love can quickly turn to hate ~

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  5. Solzhenitsyn said that the line between good and evil runs straight through the human heart; the line between love and hate is found in exactly the same place.

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  6. From love to hate is just a small twist... and then indifference...(which can be even worse)

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    1. Yes.. so sad when it turns sour.

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  7. They are not so much opposites as opposing sides of the same coin. Their opposite coin is apathy and isolation....so I like the way you flip the coin here - where passion has two faces.

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  8. The two sides of love..a thin line...

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  9. I think that Candour is the one that turns the tables. One can be too honest in your opinion that perhaps would backfire. Better to say "What do I know about wearing orange? It's just not a man's colour," or something like that.

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  10. from love to hate, such a long journey yet not so dissimilar

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  11. This poem is painful to read. From the heat of love to the heat of hate...what a progression.

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  12. Where there is passion, I think one can easily become the other.

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  13. The thin line that many writers tell us is between the two. Here you moved the opposite to most stories. Very nice.

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  14. I have often thought the more you loved someone the more you could hate them after. As you demonstrated, one can easily bleed into the other.

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  15. Love and hate can sometimes offer a balance to neutralize negativity in the relationship. It may work towards fulfillment for the better! Wonderful new form Vandana!

    Hank

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  16. You definitely managed a poem of opposites. Well done.

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  17. I always thought of love and hate as two sides of the same coin, now I see they're at opposite sides of a diamond. They are certainly two very strong emotions.

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  18. Oh! As I began reading the ideals, I feared the end. Love that giving should never end in hate, but there you have it.

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  19. from love to hate, short and interesting...thanks for the read! :D

    Jamztoma
    jamztoma.blogspot.com

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  20. well done but now I'm depressed ;-)
    ZQ

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  21. I think it is interesting that you started with love and then progressed to hate. After I read it, I re-read it, backwards, and it took on a completely different meaning. Very interesting, and very thought provoking.

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  22. opposite sides of the diamond is not symmetrical at all. :-)

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  23. Awesome! Both backfires :P;)

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  24. a different take on Love & hate...feels nice to read and recollect.

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  25. I heard the doubt - main enemy of love....~ love the play with words, tried in the past too x

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