Diana van den Berg

Veteran Poet - 1,290 Points (4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

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 snakes, spiders, frogs, scorpions, etc - every creature that walked, hopped, crawled, swam, flew, slithered, anything-elsed the planet) and very interested in ecology of all kinds. My garden is an indigenous forest (a small one) . My children, when they were small used to give me indigenous trees for birthday and Christmas presents.... more »

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  • Kim Barney Kim Barney (12/26/2015 11:13:00 AM)

    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.

  • Terry Dawson (10/27/2015 8:17:00 AM)

    Diana, queen of words.

  • Bradley Blue Jay Phipps (4/23/2015 9:09:00 PM)

    One of my all time most favorite poetesses.

  • Sigurdur Gislason (8/17/2013 4:41:00 AM)

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

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Best Poem of Diana van den Berg

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.

Suddenly a trembling, rumbling, grumbling
shook the world of that mighty plain.
and out of the east, with a powerful thundering,
the wild black horses of dark night came,

Tossing their heads as they galloped in number,
their tails outstretched in the whistling wind.
I stood transfixed as they surged towards me,
unable to move or turn away.

Larger and larger they grew ...

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