Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 2 November 2019

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 2 November 2019!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Diatelle. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Diatelle?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

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 ethere, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best center aligned in a diamond shape.

The Diatelle form was created by Bradley Vrooman.

Example of a Diatelle

Example:

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Diatelle’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

14 comments

  1. This is a challenge since the example doesn’t follow the syllable count provided.
    And the syllable lines don’t match with the rhyme lines – there is one more letter line than there is syllable count lines. Unless I’m missing something?

    A1
    B2
    B3
    C4
    B6
    C8
    C10
    E12
    A10
    C8
    C6
    B4
    C3
    B2
    B1
    A

    I might have to pass.

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    • Hi Jules. My sincere apologies. I had copied and pasted the post from my last Lucky Dip challenge and forgot to update the example (the example poem was a monetetra) I was trying to save time as I am in the middle of writing my school reports. That will teach me for taking shortcuts 😣it should be fixed now with a correct example.

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      • That’s OK but I don’t think this particular example counts correctly either
        as it goes; 1,2,3,4,5,8,10,12,8,8,6,4,3,2,1 (I copied it verbatim in to a syllable counting program….) So I’ll go with your original syllable count as a guide.

        Good luck with your school reports. 🙂

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