I am not a great lover of poetry – I find the art form difficult to create and understand- but when I was following the U3A’s Creative Writing course a fellow member introduced me to theme poems. I loved the simplicity of the diamond poem where the text forms the shape of a lozenge or diamond. It is a style of poetry made up of seven lines and two suggested ways of using the lines. The structure and minimalistic form of the poem forces me to concentrate on the absolute essentials of my life in the middle of today’s pandemic and personal heartbreak.
Growing, flowering, fading
Magical summer memories in the deepest depths of winters
Nurturing, flourishing, enduring