Poem for Peace Monthly Peace Challenge: Mad Men


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The many messages from Bloggers For Peace resonate with the same beliefs.   Whether you create a video, a short story, a blog post, a poem, a photo, drawing, or an advertisement, the message is crystal clear.

(A diamante is a diamond-shaped poem using different parts of speech to convey a message.)


Tranquility, Forgiving

Friendship, Love, Truce, Harmony

Agreeing, Surrendering, Thriving

Hopeful, Tolerant



About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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6 Responses to Poem for Peace Monthly Peace Challenge: Mad Men

  1. I had never heard of a diamanté poem either – I love this. It’s beautiful to read and look at.


    • ruthcrates@gmail.com says:

      Since no one had heard of this form, I did a little research. It was invented in 1969 (a year after I graduated from high school) so that explains why the more mature bloggers may not have heard of this form. Also I learned that mine is not in correct form… it should actually have 7 lines! ooops. There seems to be some misinformation floating around about the poem style also. One source says it can be a synonym style or antonymn style. Another source calls the antonymn style a cinquain….
      I believe this source is accurate.

      Click to access 3_HO1.pdf


  2. So glad to catch up with you today, Ruth. … I have never heard of a diamante. Very creative – and really lovely poem.

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  3. Caddo Veil says:

    Ruth, this is wonderful–maybe I should try one… God bless you–love, sis Caddo


    • You should absolutely try one because it will be amazing like all of your poetry!
      I learned about a lot of different types of poems VERY late in life from a colleague when I was co-teaching high school English to assist my special needs students in the classroom. i don’t know if they are “new” or not, but I know when I was in high school (when dinosaurs roamed the earth) I did not learn about them.


  4. Kozo says:

    Love this, Ruth. I love the connection between the diamond pendant and the diamante. I also love how “love,” “truce,” and “surrendering” are at the heart of the diamond. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo


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