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Diamantes

Poems for the Soul Chapter 3: Diamantes

I never said that we’d stick with only one particular style of poem. Today’s diamantes (you remember those, right?) are ‘Weather-like,’ ‘Seasonal-like,’ and ‘Letter-like.’ It ought to be called ‘Language-like,’ but I felt that it reflected letters better. Also, as will be obvious, I am a native speaker of English (I was raised in America, and that is still my place of residency). As such, I don’t know much of other languages. I apologize if ‘Letter-like’ does not fit you. Also, many of the sites mess up my formatting. Please bear with it while I go back and re-format.

But if you like,

You can be my,

Inspiration,

By mentioning,

What you thought…


Diamantes; Weather-like

Seasonal-like

Letter-like

Weather-like


Sun

Warm, yellow

Oppressive, stifling, bright

Humid, moisture, grey, shadows

Dark, damp, rain

Cool, harmonic

Clouds


Seasonal-like

Day

Sun, bright

Stark, hot, color

Pink, blue, black, faded

Cool, greyscale, blankets

Stars, moon

Night


Letter-like

Japanese

Single, lines

Curved, ink, pictures

Kana, Romanji, letters, words

Alphabet, complex, pens

Familiar, known

English


L

A

S

T

A

/

N


If you are not familiar with Japanese, Kana is the collective way to refer to Japanese characters (they have three separate methods of writing), and Romanji is Japanese adapted in Roman characters (AKA the alphabet). For example, ‘light’ in kana would look something like two vertical bars with three horizontal bars between them, and in Romanji would be ‘raito’ (ri’ toh), but the kana could also be interpreted as ‘moonlight,’ if memory serves me correctly. My apologies if I am incorrect on anything; Japanese is a complicated and difficult language to not only learn, but also most particularly write.


Posted 12/5/15


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