How to write a diamante poem

Teach your kids how to write a diamante poem--a fun, diamond-shaped poems about opposites.

Diamante: A seven-line poem that takes the shape of a diamond.

Lion
Majestic, proud
Roaring, snarling, prowling
Mane, muscle . . . Fleece, fluff
Bleating, leaping, grazing
Meek, gentle
Lamb

A Poem of Opposites

How to Write a Diamante Poem | Poetry for ChildrenRemember that the first and last words of a cinquain are synonyms—the last word of the poem renames the first.

Diamantes, however, are poems about opposites: the first and last words have opposite meanings (or convey opposite ideas).

A diamante has seven lines that follow this sequence:

Line A: Topic A (must be a noun)
Line B: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic A
Line C: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic A
Line D: Two concrete nouns about Topic A and two about Topic G
Line E: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic G
Line F: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic G
Line G: Topic G (must be a noun)

Here’s another example:

Light
Clear, brilliant
Glowing, shining, revealing
Mirror, candle . . . Whisper, shadow
Deepening, sleeping, shrouding
Black, quiet
Darkness

Brainstorming 

Use the tips below to brainstorm on blank paper for different ideas. Then follow the directions to write your own descriptive diamante. Because the poem has a limited number of words, choose each word carefully, avoiding vague, blah words.

Opposite Word Pair Ideas

Correct: age/youth (nouns)
Incorrect: old/young (adjectives)

  • cat/dog
  • boy/girl
  • hamburger/Coke
  • pencil/paper
  • sandals/sneakers
  • king/queen
  • fire/ice
  • thunder/lightning
  • earth/sea
  • rose/thorn
  • love/hate
  • victory/defeat
  • peace/turmoil

Line A: Name a topic (see the suggestions above for some ideas).
Line G: Name an opposite topic. (This will be the LAST line of your diamante.) Remember—topics must be nouns.
Line B: Brainstorm 5-6 vivid, concrete adjectives to describe Topic A. Do not choose words that end in “-ing.”
Line C: Brainstorm 5-6 highly descriptive participles (verbs ending in “-ing”) that fit Topic A.
Line D: Brainstorm several nouns that tell something about Topic A and Topic G. Be careful—make sure you choose NOUNS, not ADJECTIVES!
Line E: Brainstorm 5-6 highly descriptive participles (verbs ending in “-ing”) that fit Topic G.
Line F: Brainstorm 5-6 vivid, concrete adjectives to describe Topic G. Do not choose words that end in “-ing.”

Writing Your Diamante

  1. Pick out your most descriptive words from your brainstorming and put your diamante together. Diamantes do not need titles.
  2. When you are satisfied, recopy the poem onto clean notebook paper.
  3. Center your diamante on the paper.
  4. Begin each line with a capital letter, and remember your commas. Do not use ending punctuation.
  5. Include three spaced periods in the middle of Line D.
  6. When finished, double-check for concreteness!

Line A. _______
Line B. _______ , _______
Line C. _______ , _______ , _______
Line D. _______ , _______ . . . _______ , _______
Line E. _______ , _______ , _______
Line F. _______ , _______
Line G. _______

Now that you know how to write a diamante poem, I encourage you to write many more!

Diamante Poetry Contest!

The contest has ended.

Here’s a contest for kids age 8-17! Post your children’s diamante poems in the comment section by September 17. A student may enter up to three diamante poems, but each must be submitted as a separate comment. Include the student’s first name and age with each submission.

  • Submissions will be accepted September 10-17, 2008.
  • Winning poems must adhere strictly to the format rules above. 
  • On September 18, winners will be drawn randomly from eligible submissions.
  • Winning poems will appear here at the In Our Write Minds blog September 18.

Grand Prize is a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card for the student and a $10 WriteShop gift certificate for the parent.

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115 comments ↓

#1 Jen on 09.10.08 at 4:31 pm

Sparrow
Small, delicate
Gliding, singing, dancing
Feather, wing…scales, fins
Swimming, leaping, diving
Slippery, wiggly
Fish
Emily age 10

#2 Jen on 09.10.08 at 4:33 pm

Sun
Big, bright
Shining, warming, lighting
Day, clouds…night, stars
Glowing, shimmering, smiling
Round, silvery
Moon

Lauren age 8

#3 Joanna on 09.10.08 at 8:16 pm

Cheetah
Fast, strong
Bitting, speeding, hunting
Spots, muscle . . . Shell, slime
Nibbling, hiding, sliding
Slow, weak
Snail

Anthony, age 11

#4 Peggy on 09.11.08 at 10:06 am

Food
Delicious, colorful
Eating, tasting, filling
Pizza, melon…Water, juice
Quenching, thirsting, pouring
Slurpy, cold
Drink

Ellie, age 11

#5 Peggy on 09.11.08 at 10:22 am

Fire
Hot, bright
Blinding, spreading, warming
Smoke, heat . . . Glass, crystal
Freezing, cracking, crunching
Dark, cold
Ice

Molly, age 8

#6 Stacy on 09.11.08 at 10:58 am

clean
shine, sparkle
bathing, gurggling, waxing
cat, tub…..mud, sand
oily, bloody
dirt

Logan, age 8

#7 Emily Steiner on 09.11.08 at 1:08 pm

Go-Cart
Loud, furious
Ripping, bumping, racing
Seatbelt, motor…wood, fiberglass
Paddling, floating, tipping
Long, narrow
Canoe

Emily 15

#8 Elieha on 09.11.08 at 1:15 pm

Skateboard
Colorful, concave
Pushing, turning, flipping
Trucks, bolts…strings, frets
Tuning, muting, sliding
Rounded, long
Guitar

Elieha, 16

#9 Aaron on 09.11.08 at 1:25 pm

Coyote
Sneaky, sleak
Howling, growling, running
Fur, teeth…shell, tail
Snapping, swimming, crawling
Lazy, unsociable
Turtle

Aaron, 12

#10 Austin on 09.11.08 at 3:57 pm

Cold

Chilly, nippy

North Pole, ice…sun, fire

Glowing, sizzling, blazing

Feverish, red-hot

Heat

Austin 14

#11 LivingforGod on 09.11.08 at 9:14 pm

Eagle
Enormous, majestic
Soaring, swooping, grasping
Predator, strength…Helplessness, prey
Hopping, nibbling, twitching
Furry, frisky
Rabbit

Josiah 9

#12 LivingforGod on 09.11.08 at 9:21 pm

Mountain
Gigantic, rocky
Climbing, hiking, skiing
Avalanche, altitudes…Depth, waves
Surfing, crabbing, beach-combing
Salty, breezy
Ocean

Josiah 9

#13 LivingforGod on 09.11.08 at 9:25 pm

Animals
Wild, domesticated
Moving, mating, communicating
Zoo, pets…Photosynthesis, chlorophyl
Growing, blooming, withering
Native, exotic
Plants

Josiah 9

#14 Elizabeth Lee on 09.12.08 at 10:45 am

Love
cherish, desire
appealing, liking, gratifying
heart, God…..devil, death
loathing, revolting, disgusting
bad, black
Hate

Elizabeth, age 10

#15 Hannah on 09.12.08 at 12:01 pm

War
Terror, Hatred
Killing, Fighting, Conquering
Blood, Freedom…Freedom, Life
Caring, Saving, Helping
Brave, Love
Peace

Hannah, age 15

#16 Elieha on 09.12.08 at 12:38 pm

Tornado
Strong, stormy
Twisting, roaring, ripping
Wind, hail…bud, stem
Growing, blooming, dying
Colorful, showy
Rose
Elieha 16

#17 Brianna on 09.12.08 at 1:15 pm

God
Powerful, Majestic
Perfect, Holy, Wonderful
Love, Mercy . . . Hate, Anger
Evil, Terror, Sin
Terrible, Horrifying
Satan

Brianna, 16

#18 Emily on 09.12.08 at 2:36 pm

Fair
Excitable, sensational
Walking, screaming, tiring
Zipper, Elephant Ears…Green, plant
Watering, growing, mowing
Uneventful, unfavorable
Grass

Emily, 15

#19 Aaron on 09.12.08 at 2:39 pm

Tool
Long, cool
Cutting, carving, shaving
Metal, Blade…Black, Leg
Flying, smashing,oozing
Ugly, dead
Bug

Aaron, 12

#20 Madison on 09.12.08 at 8:49 pm

Americans
Free, joyous
Loving, blessing, volunteering
Entrepreneurs, leaders … hostages, prisoners
Working, suffering, slaving
Bound, gloomy
Captives

Madison, age 10

#21 Ashleigh on 09.13.08 at 9:31 am

Ice
White, cold
Freezing, snowing, shivering
Popsicle, snowflake … Lava, sun
Burning, heating, sweating
Bright, red
Fire

Ashleigh, age 9

#22 Maria on 09.13.08 at 1:07 pm

Sun
Brilliant, vivid
Simmering, heating, blazing,
Brightness, energy . . . Craters, planet
Glowing, glimmering, shining
Luminous, incandescent
Moon

Maria, age 17

#23 Warr on 09.13.08 at 8:38 pm

Love
passionate, everlasting
thoughtful, forgiving, healing
humble, Jesus . . . Satan, arrogant
destroying, degrading, thoughtless
transient, passionate
Hate

Warren, age 14

#24 LoverOfSharks on 09.14.08 at 7:45 am

Day
brilliance, warmth
shining, glowing, revealing
sunshine, birds… shadows, owls
darkening, shrouding, concealing
ebony, chill
Night

Heather, 15

#25 LoverOfSharks on 09.14.08 at 7:46 am

Child
Young, frivolous
Running, shouting, playing
Park, school … House, job
Driving, rushing, working
Older, serious
Adult

Heather, 15

#26 LoverOfSharks on 09.14.08 at 7:48 am

Sound
Bright, melodious
Rising, calling, filling
Chimes, resonance … Stillness, hush
Calming, comforting, stirring
Dark, quiet
Silence

Heather, 15

#27 Maria on 09.14.08 at 9:13 am

Oven
Hot, dry,
Searing, baking, blazing
Energy, heat . . . Ice, frost
Hardening, chilling, cooling
Frigid, wintry
Freezer

Maria, 17

#28 Maria on 09.14.08 at 9:14 am

Past
Gone, historic
Fading, teaching, recalling
Memories, heroes . . . Guesses, possibilities
Puzzling, eluding, mystifying
Anonymous, veiled
Future

Maria 17

#29 Lillian on 09.14.08 at 9:23 am

Ocean
Vast, sapphire
Splashing, sparkling, rippling
Waves, breeze . . . Mirages, cacti
Scorching, swirling, parching
Waterless, gritty
Desert

Lillian 15

#30 Lillian on 09.14.08 at 9:59 am

Cocoon
Brown, smooth
Dangling, waiting, swaying
Casing, metamorphosis . . . Wings, antennae
Gliding, flying, searching
Delicate, nocturnal
Moth

Lillian 15

#31 Vincent on 09.14.08 at 10:01 am

Arctic
Blustery, desolate
Swirling, screaming, freezing
Caribou, igloos . . . Camels, tents
Burning, blinding, whistling
Barren, dry
Desert

Vincent 13

#32 Kim Campoli on 09.15.08 at 7:55 am

Dead
Depressing, sad
Crying, sleeping, dying
Graveyard, gravestone . . . Home, family
Skipping, running, jumping
Happy, joyful
Alive

Cody, age 12

#33 Kim Campoli on 09.15.08 at 8:12 am

Water
Ocean, sea
Fish, cold, blue
Clean, liquid . . . Hot, bright
Flaming, burning, destroying
Warm, dangerous
Fire

Cody, age 12

#34 Sue on 09.15.08 at 8:30 am

Dove
Harmless, pure
Enchanting, loving, calming
Sacrifice, peace … reptile, strategist
Cunning, daring, charming
Subtle, wise
Serpent

Leah, 13

#35 Gabriella on 09.15.08 at 8:31 am

Friend
Kind, considerate
Laughing, trusting, sharing
Ally, companion…Rival, opponent
Distrusting, opposing, disagreeing
Angry, uncaring
Enemy

Gabriella, 13

#36 Gabriella on 09.15.08 at 8:35 am

Sunrise
Pink, purple
Shining, shimmering, brightening
Dawn, light…Dusk,shadows
Changing, glowing, darkening
Red, orange
Sunset

Gabriella, 13

#37 Gabriella on 09.15.08 at 8:42 am

Winter
Cold, frosty
Snowing, sleeting, freezing
Scarves, sweaters … Sandals, shorts
Shining, scorching, burning
Sunny, bright
Summer

Gabriella, 13

#38 madison on 09.15.08 at 9:50 am

Fire
Bright, brilliant
Glowing, shining, leaping
Sparks, embers … Snow, frost
Sparkling, freezing, gleaming
Cold, still
Ice

Madison, 10

#39 madison on 09.15.08 at 9:54 am

Sun
Bright, brilliant
Shimmering, shining, warming
Fire, summer … Rocks, craters
Glowing, gleaming, glistening
Gray, quiet
Moon

Madison, 10

#40 madison on 09.15.08 at 9:59 am

Water
Clear, blue
Rushing, gushing, gurgling
Bubbles, froth … Heat, inferno
Creeping, oozing, bubbling
Bright, molten
Lava

Madison, 10

#41 Hudsons on 09.15.08 at 12:02 pm

Darkness
Gloomy, sinister
Chilling, frightening, overshadowing
Death, night … Jesus, life
Warming, comforting , shining
Glorious, bright
Light

Joey, Age 9 1/2

#42 Cam on 09.15.08 at 12:32 pm

Forest
Green, shady
Leafing, cooling, towering
Thicket, lush . . . Dunes, thorns
Eroding, prickling, scorching
Brown, hot
Desert

Cam, age 17

#43 Cam on 09.15.08 at 12:36 pm

Butterfly
Quiet, innocent
Blooming, floating, dreaming
Flowers, proboscis . . . Prey, venom
Buzzing, weaving, stinging
Loud, cruel
Hornet

Cam, age 17

#44 Cam on 09.15.08 at 12:48 pm

Sound
Life, true
Hearing, vibrating, feeling
Resonance, tone . . . Motionless, calm
Tiring, boring, thinking
Deaf, false
Silence

Cam, 17

#45 Sarah on 09.15.08 at 1:03 pm

Flower
Delicate, exquisite
Swaying, bending, dazzling
Stem, petals . . . Point, pain
Jabbing, stabbing, throbbing
Vicious, vile
Thorn

Sarah 11

#46 Kristen age 11 on 09.15.08 at 2:43 pm

Love
Sweet, pure
Giving, hoping, warming
Wonder, mercy … Anger, fear
Taking, fighting, destroying
Evil, bitter
Hate

Kristen, age 11

#47 Amy on 09.15.08 at 3:44 pm

Peace
Contented, unruffled
Resting, quieting, calming
Friendship, relief…uproar, hubbub
Fighting, confusing, tormenting
Bleak, stormy
Turmoil

Amy, age 8

#48 Abdullah on 09.15.08 at 5:12 pm

Fire
Red, hot
Glowing, smoking, blazing
Heat, flame…frost, chill
Freezing, biting, piercing
Bitter, cold
Ice

Abdullah, age 14

#49 Abdullah on 09.15.08 at 5:16 pm

Thunder
Deep, loud
Deafening, echoing, booming
Peal, clap…Streak, flash
Gleaming, flickering, flaring
Brilliant, radiant
Lightning

Abdullah, age 14

#50 Teresa on 09.15.08 at 5:22 pm

Land
Green, lush
Welcoming, giving, thriving
Grass, trees . . . Water, boats
Storming, crashing, threatening
Deep, vast
Sea

Kaela, age 11

#51 Teresa on 09.15.08 at 5:23 pm

Wetness
Warm, cold
Splashing, soaking, washing
Puddles, pools . . . deserts, towel
Cracking, crumbling, draining
Cozy, safe
Dryness

Kaela, age 11

#52 Teresa on 09.15.08 at 5:24 pm

Pencil
Sharp, wooden
Sharpening, writing, drawing
Graphite, utensil . . . PaperMate, Pink Pearl
Rubbing, eliminating, extinguishing
Dirty, oval
Eraser

Mason, age 11

#53 Rachel on 09.15.08 at 5:26 pm

Cat
Cute, cuddly
Purring, scratching, climbing
Siamese, tiger . . . wolf, Jack Russell
Barking, chasing, playing
Spotted, speckled
Dog

Hannah, age 11

#54 Rachel on 09.15.08 at 5:29 pm

Sun
Bright, light
Shining, blinding, brightening
Star, heat . . . Crescent, satellite
Changing, traveling, loving
Beautiful, white
Moon

Priscilla, age 11

#55 Rachel on 09.16.08 at 7:47 am

War
Unfriendly, dark
Fighting, battling, striving
Sword, guns . . . Harmony, dove
Healing, uniting, reconciling
Graceful, heavenly
Peace

Tommy, age 10

#56 Maddie on 09.16.08 at 8:14 am

Creation
Meaningful,perfect
Obeying,thriving,multiplying
Life,color…Mistakes,chance
Changing,shifting,forming
Random,purposeless
Evolution

Madison,11

#57 Bailey on 09.16.08 at 8:33 am

Lucifer,
dark, handsome,
deceiving, alluring, haunting,
earth, blood…earth, blood,
Sheltering, Calling, Loving,
Loud, Quiet.
Christ

Bailey, age 17

#58 Ashley C. on 09.16.08 at 9:00 am

God
magnificient, extraordinary
judging, loving, fair
lion, eagle…demon, monster
decieved, hated, ruined
mad, wild
Satan

Ashley, age 12

#59 Hannah on 09.16.08 at 10:48 am

Tree
Majestic, gigantic
Towering, rustling, bending
Leaves, bark…Petals, seeds
Budding, blooming, unfolding
Delicate, fragrant
Flower

Hannah, age 13

#60 Cory on 09.16.08 at 10:50 am

Plant
Leafy, green
Changing, growing, swaying
Seeds, roots…Legs, movement
Breathing, living, sleeping
Gentle, colorful
Animal

Cory, age 8

#61 Cory on 09.16.08 at 10:52 am

Sun
Massive, powerful
Glowing, sparkling, burning
Star, gases…Craters, rocks
Turning, spinning, reflecting
Small, gray
Moon

Cory, age 8

#62 Hannah on 09.16.08 at 10:53 am

Rain
Damp, dreary
Pouring, dripping, splashing
Liquid, puddles…Fluffs, mounds
Drifting, floating, sparkling
Pure, clean
Snow

Hannah, age 13

#63 Hannah on 09.16.08 at 10:55 am

Elephant
Heavy, strong
Lumbering, trumpeting, spraying
Trunk, tusks…Whiskers, cheese
Scurrying, trembling, gnawing
Tiny, timid
Mouse

Hannah, age 13

#64 Cory on 09.16.08 at 11:01 am

Fly
Flying, zooming
Annoying, buzzing, germ-spreading
Abdomen, wing…Legs, webs
Fast-moving, bug-catching, web-spinning
Gross, skillful
Spider

Cory, age 8

#65 Grace on 09.16.08 at 11:13 am

Fruit
Juicy, delicious
Dripping, refreshing, nourishing
Strawberries, raspberries . . . Broccoli, cucumbers
Killing, harming, crying
Colorful, rooted
Veggies

Jessica, age 11

#66 Lynn on 09.16.08 at 11:27 am

Winter
Cold, white
Shivering, starving, freezing
Snow, ice…Bugs, fruit
Playing, drinking, eating
Sweet, hot
Summer

Hannah, age 10

#67 Lynn on 09.16.08 at 11:29 am

Streams
Quiet, peaceful
Glowing, loving, caring
Water, fish…force, stampede
Daring, roaring, rushing
Bold, awesome
Waterfalls

Chauncea, age 8

#68 Sue on 09.16.08 at 12:23 pm

Saul
Lost, mislead
Lurking, tricking, hurting
Sin, Oldness … Christian, newness
Serving, Helping, Saving
Honest, good
Paul

Leah
Age 13

#69 Sue on 09.16.08 at 12:25 pm

Acorn
Small, simple
Dying, sprouting, growing
Seed, nut … timber, tree
Living, towering, shading
Large, magnificent
Oak

Leah
Age 13

#70 Jordyn T on 09.16.08 at 1:40 pm

Friend
Kind, merciful
Caring, loving, giving
Companion, confidant…rival, foe
Threatening, harming, hating
Rude, cruel
Enemy

Jordyn, age 12

#71 Kathy Petty on 09.16.08 at 1:54 pm

Transparent
Translucent, luminous
Glimmering, shining, dazzling
Air, water . . . Earth, wood
Darkening, concealing, blocking
Solid, sturdy
Opaque

Levi, age 10

#72 Kathy Petty on 09.16.08 at 1:58 pm

Good
Kind, gentle
Shining, protecting, glowing
Love, peace . . . Anarchy, hatred
Killing, burning, hungering
Dark, fearful
Evil

Elijah, age 13

#73 Kathy Petty on 09.16.08 at 2:02 pm

Life
Warm, harmonious
Breathing, throbbing, growing
Radiance, good . . . Immobile, dark
Whispering, thirsting, mourning
Discordant, cold
Death

Elijah, age 13

#74 Jordyn T on 09.16.08 at 2:03 pm

Celebration
Extravagant, flamboyant
Singing, dancing, laughing
Friends, family…friends, family
Crying, mourning, weeping
Distressed, emotional
Funeral

Jordyn, age 12

#75 Kathy Petty on 09.16.08 at 2:04 pm

Summer
Green, warm
Growing, laughing, leaping
Joy, light . . . Dark, sadness
Dying, slowing, aging
Gray, cold
Winter

Elijah, age 13

#76 Jordyn T on 09.16.08 at 2:05 pm

Eagle
Proud, bold
Flying, gliding, soaring
Fowl, wings…worker, survivor
Buzzing, hovering, fluttering
Whimsical, feeble
Hummingbird

Jordyn T. age 12

#77 Kathy Petty on 09.16.08 at 2:06 pm

Fire
Red, hot
Scorching, burning, boiling
Ember, flame . . . Frost, glacier
Freezing, crackling, chilling
Blue, cold
Ice

Levi, age 10

#78 Rachel T. on 09.16.08 at 2:42 pm

Mother
Tender, patient
Guiding, mending, shielding
Organizer, teacher…provider, mentor
Encouraging, adoring, inspiring
Spontaneous, enthusiastic
Father

Rachel T., age 14

#79 Rachel T. on 09.16.08 at 2:45 pm

Orphan
Solemn, helpless
Cutting, vexing, depressing
Prisoner, outcast…home, laughter
Loving, securing, caring
Tender, warm
Family

Rachel T. 14

#80 Rachel T. on 09.16.08 at 3:30 pm

Addiction
Oppression, defeat
Consuming, confining, afflicting
Lock, chains…keys, wings
Soaring, dreaming, living
Peaceful, victorious
Freedom

Rachel T. age 14

#81 Emily I. on 09.16.08 at 7:25 pm

Winter
Frigid, stormy
Shivering, blowing, skiing
Ice, wind…Heat, humidity
Sweating, drinking, swimming
Dry, hot
Summer

Emily I. age 12

#82 Emily I. on 09.16.08 at 8:23 pm

Heaven
Perfect, unbelievable
Rejoicing, everlasting, praising
Paradise, nirvana…Purgatory, heat
Suffering, wailing, mourning
Fiery, dreadful
Hell

Emily I. age 12

#83 gabe dalpiaz on 09.16.08 at 9:21 pm

peace
truth, light
purifying, radiating, forthcoming
happiness, freedom . . . destruction, evil
hating, shooting, rampaging
death, sadness
war

Gabe D. age 12

#84 Bailey on 09.16.08 at 9:37 pm

Beautiful,
different, special,
stunning, amazing, astonishing
flower, sun…rain, weed,
hurting, hating, screaming,
different, obnoxious,
Ugly.

Bailey age 17

#85 Bailey on 09.16.08 at 9:45 pm

Angels,
strong, bright,
fighting, flying, winning,
sun, light…darkness, death,
deceiving, killing, hating,
sick, evil,
Demons.

Bailey age 17

#86 LifeofFaith on 09.16.08 at 10:31 pm

Man
Strong, brave
Working, providing, protecting
Dad, leader…Homemaker, mom
Helping, caring, comforting
Graceful, feminine
Woman

Alyssa 15

#87 LifeofFaith on 09.16.08 at 10:39 pm

Adoption
Compassionate, joyful
Loving, saving, welcoming
Family, life…Death, cruelty
Murdering, destroying, ruining
Selfish, sinful
Abortion

Alyssa 15

#88 LifeofFaith on 09.16.08 at 10:48 pm

Child
Small, innocent
Playing, learning, asking
Student, playmate…Parent, teacher
Working, helping, guiding
Experienced, mature
Adult

Alyssa 15

#89 Brandon on 09.17.08 at 6:09 am

Chickens
Feathery, colorful
Perching, clucking, flying
Beak, prey…Fangs, predator
Running, jumping, eating
Furry, red
Fox

#90 Hunter age 10 on 09.17.08 at 6:40 am

Brachiosaurus
Quadruped, herbivore
Grazing, munching, chewing
Longneck, cow … Hunter, wolf
Prowling, stalking, ripping
Carnivore, biped
Velociraptor

#91 Ian Caltabiano on 09.17.08 at 8:33 am

Moon
White, Gentle
Reflecting, Rotating, Orbiting
Glow, Rocky, Candles, Light
Blasting, Heating,Flaming
Yellow, Hot
Sun

#92 Lucy Dalpiaz on 09.17.08 at 9:38 am

night
dark, cloudy
chirping, hunting, hooting
stars, crickets … ducks, sky
splashing, swimming, singing
sunny, warm
day

by Lucy D, 8

#93 courtney on 09.17.08 at 11:31 am

dark
murky, gloomy,
lurking, depressing, haunting,
mischievousness, evil…divine, heavenliness
brightening, illuminating, glowing
cheerful, untroubled
light

by Courtney, 15

#94 Jesse, age 9 on 09.17.08 at 11:40 am

Robot
Humanoid, neat
Moving, kicking, sensing
Motherboard, wires…blocks, wheels
Building, breaking, collecting
Colorful, fun
Legos

#95 Rose Watson on 09.17.08 at 1:46 pm

Sneakers
Warm, tough
Running, walking, playing
Laces, holes . . . Elastic, ribbon
Jumping, turning, pointing
Flexible, cottony
Ballet shoes

by Rose, 13

#96 Abbie on 09.17.08 at 1:57 pm

Fire
Hot, beautiful
Blazing, shining, warming
Light, heat . . . freeze, cold
Chilling, melting, vanishing
Clear, white
Ice

Abbie age 12

#97 Alex on 09.17.08 at 1:57 pm

God
Brilliant, bright
Giving, loving, caring
Heaven, Father . . . Hell, demon
Taking, lying, hating
Smart, dark
Satan

by: Alexandria, 10

#98 Avery on 09.17.08 at 2:00 pm

Dog
Loyal, cute
Playing, barking, begging
Fur, paws . . . hair, claws
Climbing, purring, sleeping
Sneaky, friend
Cat

By: Avery, 8

#99 Emilee, Age 11 on 09.17.08 at 2:12 pm

Salt
Tasty, white
Pinching, cooking, eating
Yummy, mineral . . . Spicy, plant
Grinding, shaking, sneezing
Hot, black
Pepper

#100 Caleb Harris on 09.17.08 at 3:24 pm

Rock
Hard, heavy
Sinking, crushing, tripping
Mineral, boulder…bluejay, robin
Floating, tickling, flying
Colorful, light
Feather

Caleb, 9

#101 Caleb Harris on 09.17.08 at 3:25 pm

Winter
Cold, snowy
Freezing, skiing, sledding
Blizzard, Christmas…baseball, popsicles
Sweating, swimming, burning
Hot, sunny
Summer

Caleb, 9

#102 Hannah, age 14 on 09.17.08 at 4:26 pm

Jesus
Mighty, powerful
Loving, caring, ruling
Lampost, pathway…night, shadow
Whispering, deceiving, lying
Evil, selfish
Satan

#103 Hannah on 09.17.08 at 4:28 pm

Aslan
Dignified, majestic
Caring, protecting, advising
Sunlight, walkway…night, pits
Enchanting, powerless, intimidating
Proud, feared
Jadis

Hannah, age 14

#104 Hannah on 09.17.08 at 4:29 pm

Love
Powerful, warm
Inviting, adoring, embracing
Soft, gentle…Hard, rough
Angering, despising, blackening
Cold, blackness
Hate

Hannah, age 14

#105 Christina, age 12 on 09.17.08 at 4:30 pm

Gandalf
White, tall
Saving, caring, loving
Fast, smart…Slow, evil
Killing, destroying, haunting
Black, tall
Sauron

#106 Christina, age 12 on 09.17.08 at 4:31 pm

God
Powerful, wonderful
Forgiving, loving, caring
Beautiful, bright…Dark, scary
Sneaking, stealing, destroying
Mean, horrible
Satan

#107 Christina, age 12 on 09.17.08 at 4:33 pm

Spring
Warm, sunny
Blooming, warming, living
Beautiful, bright…Colorful, nice
Changing, falling, cooling
Wonderful, crisp
Fall

#108 Ethan Fiore on 09.17.08 at 4:45 pm

Fire
Warm, smoky
Crackling, popping, burning
Flame, heat…Sparkle, snow
Cooling, stinging, freezing
Cold, harsh
Ice

Ethan, age 14

#109 John Fiore on 09.17.08 at 4:50 pm

Fire
Hot, bright
Burning, dancing, sweating
Flame, spark . . . Frost, cube
Freezing, snowing, shivering
Cold, blue
Ice

John, age 15

#110 Maria on 09.17.08 at 6:11 pm

Winter
Quiet, frigid
Blackening, icing, snowing
Flurries, chill . . . Sun, sky
Shining, brightening, cheering
Warm, shiny
Summer

Maria, age 12

#111 Maria on 09.17.08 at 6:12 pm

Sun
Radiant, brilliant
Brightening, cheering, gleaming
Shine, glow . . . Storm, shower
Drizzling, sprinkling, pouring
Wet, cold
Rain

Maria, age 12

#112 Maria on 09.17.08 at 6:15 pm

Fall
Cool, nippy
Chilling, blowing, darkening
Leaves, wind . . . Flowers, life
Blooming, blossoming, budding
Warm, bright
Spring

Maria, age 12

#113 Sarah Fiore age 11 on 09.17.08 at 6:17 pm

Land
Dry, solid
Molding, growing, nourishing
Desert, island…Stream, lake
Drinking, flowing, bubbling
Moist, wet
Water

Sarah, age 11

#114 ELizabeth Fiore age 12 on 09.17.08 at 6:46 pm

Pain
Intense, terrible
Suffering, torturing, piercing
Ache, twitch…Ease, comfort
Pleasing, captivating, loving
Joyful, peaceful
Pleasure

#115 Abigail Fiore age 8 on 09.17.08 at 7:14 pm

Cocoon
Dark, hard
Working, wiggling, pushing
Cage, break…free, fun
Flying, flapping, fluttering
Sunny, wonderful
Butterfly