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Finding Comfort in the Arts

A Poem

By Linda RivenbarkPublished about a year ago Updated 4 months ago 2 min read
Finding Comfort in the Arts
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Smooth, moist

modeling, molding, creating

bowls, urns, cups, vases

stretching, smoothing, perfecting

colorful, shiny


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realistic, abstract

brushing, rubbing, shadowing

birds, butterflies, faces, flowers

rushing, softening, fluttering

colorful, radiant


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Creative, Informative

Researching, pondering, expressing

Truth, fiction, beauty, horror

Building, explaining, characterizing

Spellbinding, suspenseful


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Lilting, sonorous

Amplifying, breaking, flowing

Ragtime, Ballad, Cord, Composition

Tuning, Harmonizing, Improvising

Melodious, Pounding


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Animated, Comedic

Directing, Portraying, Dramatizing

Movie, Cinematography, Script, Scenes

Choreographing, Entertaining, Rehearsing

Powerful, Engaging



This poem is being entered into the Sensational Challenge in May 2023.

The purpose of this poem is to pay tribute to the Arts and all they do to make our lives richer, happier, and more comfortable. The poem highlights how the senses help us take part in the processing of various kinds of artistic expression.

It is also a shout out to all the dedicated, hard-working artists who practice their art to help turn their pain into beauty - while doing the same for all of us!

This poem is an example of a Diamante poem. I have actually written five of them and joined them together to make a complete picture.

In a Diamante poem, there are 7 lines in a pattern that, when typed a certain way, form the shape of a diamond. They can be written as a synonym or antonym pattern. In the former, lines 1 and 7 will be the same word or a similar/related word, and in the latter, they will be opposites. Lines 1, 4, and 7 consist of 4 nouns each. Lines 2 and 6 contain two adjectives. Lines 3 and 5 each contain 3 verbs.

My example for this poetry type came from Babs Iverson (Thanks, Babs!) and it was suggested to her by Denise Lindquist (Thanks, Denise!).

I hope you enjoy reading it and will consider writing a Diamante poem of your own!

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About the Creator

Linda Rivenbark

I believe in the magic of words, love, and tenacity. There is a world out there that needs to be explored, researched, and written out to try to make some sense of it, and to make a better place for the children of tomorrow.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a year ago

    I'm obsessed with the Diamante form but I'm yet to try it. You executed it brilliantly! Loved that you included all aspects of art!

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Wow!!! Linda, your Diamante poems are fabulous. The poems are comforting and definitely describe finding comfort in the arts. Loving it!!!💖💕

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