Diana van den Berg

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Unlike Princess Diana, I am old (a wonderful word!) , ugly (well, certainly in comparison with Princess Diana - and who cares? - not me! - in actual fact, I don't really think I am ugly, but find that difficult to say) , alive (all the time) and happy (most of the time) .

I am an animal lover (all animals - wild and domestic - including ...

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It's The Africa In Me

It’s the Africa in me
that loves the forest in which I wake,
that sees and hears its fauna and flora and revels in their names.

Wall Of Darkness

I stood and looked in the cool of the twilight -
the sun was peacefully sinking low,
her last rays glowing and lovingly encompassing
the world in a soft and rich, warm glow.

If I Woke Up Black

if I woke up black
I would sprint at once to buy
a sun-yellow dress


I could find no poetry in your soul;
I couldn’t teach your heart to sing;
You wouldn’t let my spirit fly;
And so I stand here on the moonlit beach

Africa Sings

Icy mountain mornings laugh
in liquid trills.

Ridiculous puffs of fluff bounce


Kim Barney 26 December 2015

Diana has one of the most fascinating biographies that I have ever read. I feel enriched just for having read it. I, too, love animals and would love to meet her. By the way, her poetry is very good.

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Terry Dawson 27 October 2015

Diana, queen of words.

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One of my all time most favorite poetesses.

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Sigurdur Gislason 17 August 2013

The best I have seen for long, good poetic understanding and structure, content without direct preaching. Pleasure to read.

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