Diamond Poems

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We are a class of LINC 4 students with the Immigrant Welcome Centre
in Nanaimo B.C.

Every month we study The Westcoast Reader,
and we noticed that there was a poetry contest last month.

We would like to submit some poetry of our own
done in the ‘diamante format’.
These poems are in the shape of a diamond.

The format is as follows:
Noun
2 Adjectives
3 verbs +ing
4 nouns (two referring to the top noun and two referring to the bottom noun)
3 verbs +ing
2 Adjectives
Noun

Submitted by Maggie Wouterloot, LINC Instructor

Diamond Poems

Son
Cute, smart
Acting, studying, growing
School, park, family, life
Working, driving, reading
Kindly, serious
Father
by Shirley, China

Mother
Smiley, kind
Smiling, working, cooking
House, garden, car, motorcycle
Drinking, cleaning, watching
Unkind, generous
Father
by Nam Hee, S. Korea

Women
Motherly, peaceful
Caring, working,
Enthusiasm, goodness, earnestness, gentleman
Contending, competing, staying silent
Brave, militant
Men
by Jun Jie, China

Canada
Friendly, helpful
Eating, walking, fishing
Mountains, rivers, cities, farms
Raining, enjoying, eating
Happy beautiful
India
by Parbjhot, India

Spring
Green, beautiful
Planting, seeding, budding
Flower, bud, leaves, mountains
Harvesting, raining, falling
Red, windy
Fall
by Jin, S. Korea

Sun
Yellow, red
Walking, climbing, traveling
Water, light, shadow, night
Watching, eating, reading
White, blue
Moon
by Mary, China

Nanaimo
Blue, big
Resting, feeling, listening
Trees, firewood, cement, bricks
Working, ordering, speaking
Grey, small
Seoul
by Gwui, S. Korea

Men
Fatherly, strong
Working, silencing,
Clean, smile, soldier, fight
Talking, working,loving
Honest, motherly
Women
Anonymous

Women
Gentle, beautiful
Reading, working, traveling
Independence, equality, protection, responsibility
Braving, loving, fighting
Free, intelligent
Men
by Julia, China

Women
Young, old
Walking, watching, running
Love, dirt, energy, strength
Sporting, smoking, driving
Gentle, polite
Men
by Ferideh, Iran

Rain
Rainy, windy
Falling, pouring, drizzling
Umbrella, water, snowmen, santa
Snowing, freezing, falling
Icy, snowy
Snow
by Sara, China

Our Haiku Contest winners – Congratulations!

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BIG NATE © 2010 Lincoln Peirce.
Reprinted by permission of UNIVERSAL UCLICK for UFS.
All rights reserved.

Many thanks to all of you who entered The Westcoast Reader Haiku Contest.

We enjoyed reading every one of your poems!
All entries this time were from adult learners,
so the three prizes will go to adults.

Congratulations to our three winners
who wrote their haiku about the topic “school”!
We will be in touch.

The winners are:

I am a mother
I want to love English class
as much as coffee
Julia, LINC 3, Windsor School in Burnaby

The sun is sleeping
Students in the little class
Teacher is smiling
– Yuebo Fang, LINC 4, Educacentre College in Vancouver 

Before, we felt lost
Today, we study at school
Tomorrow, we win.
–Aileen and Nicolas, LINC 3, Educacentre College in Vancouver