dVerse — Poetics — Flipping Meanings

Take 1 :- Diamante form

Title :- Void Fullness


lack, empty,

haunting, craving, missing,

devoid, spaces ,fill, moment,

nurturing, energising, indulging ,

lively, full,


Diamante form :- Rules :-

Line 1: Noun or subject
Line 2: Two Adjectives describing the first noun/subject
Line 3: Three -ing words describing the first noun/subject
Line 4: Four words: two about the first noun/subject, two about the antonym/synonym
Line 5: Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
Line 6: Two adjectives describing the antonym/synonym
Line 7: Antonym/synonym for the subject

Take 2 :- Flipping Challenge ( I’ve flipped my own poem, titled ” Flaunting Time”. The challenge is to flip the original poem. Hope I’ve done justice to the challenge and this flipped poem makes sense.)

Title :- Fighting Time.

Devoid of existence elsewhere,

Asteroids hide their path,

Aliens hide their spaceships,

Space hides its vacuum,

Time stops all of a sudden in its tracks,

New fangled ideas stops future,

With everything hidden from sight,

Hide and hidden!! Signs of existence lost,

Fighting with time is uncharacteristically fun.

Original poem :- Flaunting Time

As their mark on time on Earth,

The rocks flaunt their fossils,

The trees flaunt their rings,

Nature flaunts her seasons,

It’s time to ring another year in my calendar of life,

Old one waltz past,

I look around for flaunt- worthy trinkets marking my time on Earth,

Lo and behold! Silver tresses, replacing pale black ones,

Romancing with time is bittersweet.

Note :- The idea of this flipping poem exercise is to write an opposite version of the original. While I didn’t do word- to – word opposite exercise, I just flipped the meaning of each sentence. I also kept the subject of time as a constant in my flipped version.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Jade Li for hosting this wonderful challenge at dVerse. I enjoyed writing to both versions of the challenge. This was indeed an interesting exercise. For rules please refer here. You can read my original poem, “Flaunting Time” here.

12 thoughts on “dVerse — Poetics — Flipping Meanings

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  1. The original poem, “Flaunting Time” is especially beautiful and meaningful to me. The diamonte, “Void,” is very cleverly written and uplifting. The flipped poem is an engaging concept and an interesting exercise. All in all, a very ambitious post. Kudos to you! ❤ Take care!

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  2. Kitty, you went above an beyond with meeting the challenge. I like how your Diamante parallels the two parts (original and flipped) of the other, with full/empty. I imagine the void being like the cosmos before creation and present being after creation. Beautifully conveyed!

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