Thursday, October 2, 2014

Too Late





A note on form:  This is  my third attempt at the form developed by Gay Reiser Cannon. She has dubbed it by two names, "Falling Diamonds" and "Quarrel."

"It is composed of a series of lines beginning with one line of one iambic foot, then two, three, four, five, four, three, two iambic feet and then again one iambic foot where the one foot lines must rhyme. Basically then the form is blank verse that is shaped in diamonds or triangles with one sustaining middle rhyme. You may choose to add either internal or end rhymes as well but the only requirement is for the one foot lines to rhyme. Hyphenating end words is prohibited. A minimum of two diamonds should be made." (Cannon, 2014)
In her most recent exploration of the form, she spoke of how adjusting the structure slightly would allow for this form to be utilized to tell two sides of a story or a conversation between two individuals.  This is my second attempt at varying the structure, yet this time I worked to better maintain the diamond form.  I also created the piece so that the middle (shared line) can actually be used to end the first diamond and/or start the second diamond.

About the structure:  While I was able to get the desired effect to appear for me, the device used to view or even the screen resolution some choose to use could throw off the visual.  And so, in order to counteract this I decided to create it as an image instead.

5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice contrast in the two...and i hope it is never too late for love you know...i like to believe it can conquer most anything...even our age...smiles.

Claudia said...

hey...love is def. timeless..and i don't think it is ever too late...my get more difficult esp. when we made bad experiences but still... i refuse to give up on love...and it hopefully refuses to give up on me...smiles

Vandana Sharma said...

Love is meant to fly free but someone does have to hear it, love the forms.

Mary said...

I agree with Claudia and Brian...really it is never too late for love. Love can happen at any age and most unexpectedly sometime. Just wait...

Jeff said...

Very cool form--the two perspectives are well defined, yet related enough to show how thin the line is between the two. Nicely done!