When I read this article today "Those Blah Feelings Have a Common Name," in the Science Times section of the NYT, I immediately saw that I could create a diamante poem from the ideas presented in the article. I could save this for Poetry Friday, but it's what popped up for today's slice of life. Our prompt for Sharing Our Stories last Thursday was aloud. I usually read poetry that I create aloud, but I'm looking forward to using this strategy with my narrative pieces as well.
Here's the formula for my antonym diamante poem:
3verbs ending in -ing
4 nouns (2 relating to the first noun, 2 relating to the antonym at the end of poem)
3 verbs ending in -ing
It's the center point of the poem where the poem pivots to reflect the final word (an antonym for the first word).
muddling, stagnating, languishing
befuddlement, aimlessness, absorption, connection
attending, rediscovering, flourishing