has pure deeds
to the dance floor
girls wear their tweed and beads
he doesn’t mind as girls swoon o’er
they tend to think of him as their amour
and like a gentleman, he graciously behaves
loyal to one, not a conquistador
not even a provocateur
he doesn’t do misdeeds
just dance, no more
he’s got creeds
(c) ladyleemanila 2016
* The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an ethere, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best center aligned in a diamond shape.
The Diatelle form was created by Bradley Vrooman.