Neither here nor there


humid, hot

swimming, camping, gardening

seashore, breeze, mountains, sleet

skiing, cuddling, baking

gelid, cold



A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape. The first line begins with a noun/subject, and the second line contains two adjectives that describe the beginning noun. The third line contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject. The fourth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject and two that describe the closing synonym/antonym. If using an antonym for the ending, this is where the shift should occur. In the fifth line are three more -ing words describing the ending antonym/synonym, and the sixth are two more adjectives describing the ending antonym/synonym. The last line ends with the first noun’s antonym or synonym.

Line 1: Noun or subject
Line 2: Two Adjectives describing the first noun/subject
Line 3: Three -ing words describing the first noun/subject
Line 4: Four words: two about the first noun/subject, two about the antonym/synonym
Line 5: Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
Line 6: Two adjectives describing the antonym/synonym
Line 7: Antonym/synonym for the subject

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11 responses to “Neither here nor there”

  1. ben Alexander Avatar

    you rocked this form, Eugi ~ I played with a while back, but now I don’t remember where it is (buried somewhere in blog)…

    anyway, well, well done!


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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you so much, David! 💖

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        You’re welcome

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  2. derrickjknight Avatar

    Amazingly well constructed

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you. Derrick.

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  3. BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum Avatar

    apawss apawss Miss Eugi!
    Yore Diamante iss furabuluss! Just like YOU ❤
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an ((huggiess)) BellaSita Mum
    Pee S: Pleese give Callie girl our ❤ ❤ two!

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, BellaDharma and BellaSita Mum! I’ll give Callie extra hugs and smooches. 💖

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  4. Susi Bocks Avatar

    Can’t wait for summer! Thanks for the reminder that it will be here soon. 🙂

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Me too, Susi! I’ve had enough of winter.

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