Three Poems | Leslie Dianne

Dear Earth


Dear Earth:

your daffodils

are just buds today

shrinking from the frost

digging their roots

into you for comfort

leaning into the grass

blanketed by the breeze


The shouts of children

and a jaybird’s song

weave through the air

and hover above

the beginning bloom of

your soon to be flowers

coaxing their yellow

fluttering hands

out of your tender embrace

and into the spring




When The Willows Fell


When the willows

fell, their roots

lay on the grass,

ripped out of the

earth by the storm


For two days now

they cry sideways,

the arc of their

weeping cut short


There is no more

distance between

their sorrow and

letting it go, no

space between

the goodbye and

the fully gone


We pick up the

leaves one by one

because we know how

to stretch out

the time

between the end

of love and

the goodbye

of alone




Senseless Winter


Scarves try to wrap

us into submission

the wind fights

our fingers

freezes the nose

eyes tear in defiance

we stomp the city

heavy in winter garb

slowed by the cold

trying to decipher the

meaning of the weather

none of it makes






Photo by Filip Bunkens on Unsplash


Leslie Dianne is a playwright, poet, novelist, screenwriter and performer whose work has been acclaimed internationally at the Harrogate Fringe Festival in Great Britain, The International Arts Festival in Tuscany, Italy, The Teatro Lirico in Milan, Italy and at La Mama, ETC in NYC. Her stage plays have been produced in NYC at The American Theater of Actors, The Raw Space, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater and The Lamb’s Theater, and at Theater Festivals in Texas and Indiana. She holds a BA in French Literature from CUNY and her poetry appears in The Wild Word, Sparks of Calliope, The Elevation Review, Quaranzine, The Dillydoun Review, Line Rider Press, Flashes and elsewhere. Her writing was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best Of The Net.



















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