Shivers Across - Diane Webster

Lily pads cloak the pond
until wind shivers across
the surface in ripples;
frogs croak awake
while the rest of the world
tosses, turns the night.

Diane Webster retired in 2022 after working forty years for a local newspaper. Now she has time to read all the books she wanted to read and, of course, more time to write and submit new writings. She enjoys drives in the mountains to appreciate all the scenery and wildlife Colorado has and incorporates those sights into her poems. Diane’s mind is always trolling for writing ideas from her memories, conversations, rewinding what her eyes have witnessed, what that smell triggers, what that ordinary object might look like. She looks for images to fill her writing. She has an attention for details that helps her writing as well as her joy as an amateur photographer. Diane’s work has appeared in El Portal, North Dakota Quarterly, Verdad and others. She had micro-chaps published by Origami Poetry Press in 2022 and 2023 and was nominated for Best of the Net in 2022.