POEM: Summer sea & sand

Blue sea under blue sky

Sea
blue cerulean
crashing rushing swirling
deep expanse colour grains
slipping rolling sliding
warm butterscotch
sand

 

This type of poem is called a diamante. I thought I would try and write one myself as I like poems with clear structures. They can be fun to play with. It uses the following structure:

One noun (a)
2 adjectives (about a)
3 verbs (about a)2 nouns  (about a) + 2 nouns (about b)
3 verbs (about b)
2 adjectives (about b)
One noun (b)

So in above poem:

Sea
blue cerulean
crashing rushing swirling
deep expanse colour grains
slipping rolling sliding
warm butterscotch
sand

Why not try and write your own?

Write-30 No.46

Table arrangement under water aquarium

Underwater City.

Whilst swimming in the ocean you meet a strange girl. You follow her under the water. You go deeper and deeper. Your head aches and your eyes blurry. You pass out! When you wake up you find yourself in an underwater city with the girl. What is the city like? What do you do there? What happens next?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Jamie dived off the rocks into the warm viridescent ocean. How he loved swimming in the sea. He dipped his head under the gentle waves only to come face with a beautiful girl with emerald eyes and dark hair. For a moment he was captivated.
‘What’s your name?’ he asked.
She just smiled and dived beneath the water. Not wanting to lose her, Jamie took a deep breath and kicked after her. He could make her out just ahead. Downwards they went. Blimey, she could move fast.

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is an old film about an underwater city. It is called Captain Nemo and the Underwater City. Captain Nemo is a famous character from a book.

What is Write – 30?
Write – 30 is a daily activity where you write non-stop for twenty minutes then check and edit your work for 10 minutes. You will be asked to write about different subjects and in different forms.

The writing should be done on lined paper in pencil if possible. Edit and check the work in pen. If you don’t have paper and pencil, use what you can. Even a computer.

Finding it difficult? What you can do to help:

  • Always sit/work in the same place
  • Always use the same writing tools
  • Always turn the TV off
  • No talking – it distracts thinking
  • Always listen to the same piece of classical music when writing.
  • Always set yourself a goal: count the number of words. Try to beat that number the following day.