Poet’s Corner: Distance, Love, Nature

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.


“Distance makes the heart grow fonder…”

or perhaps heal a bad situation
memories of pain and fear
needing to be forgotten

alone in our own reality
desperate to feel safe
desperate to be held

no matter how far
away we go…
there we will be
with heartache
and memories
still lurking

Diane Naab

~ ~ ~ ~


Love and how it
wraps you in warmth
and magical moments
throughout your life.

Never the same
but wonderous
and worth every
touch and nuance
and emotion.

A featherlike embrace
soft and gentle
and lovely
and true.

Or intense and needy
filling the void with every
breath you take.

Diane Naab

~ ~ ~ ~


Observation of natures

timing of tides

in infinite

perfect progression

keeps us in tune

with the majesty of

everlasting harmony.

We thrill at constant

movement of sky

sunsets and sunrises

harboring memories

and dreams of our life

before and beyond

in exquisite determination.

Diane Naab

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Diane Naab is an artist, former art gallery owner, world traveler, and published author, now living in the Seattle area.

Her poetry and short stories were published in four consecutive issues of the annual literary review, Inside Passages, in southeast Alaska. She is a member of, and has submitted writing to, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA).

Her literary journey includes attending writing workshops conducted by the PNWA, BARN Writers at Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, the former Seattle7Writers, Tacoma Community College, and Gamble Creek Studio.



  1. Lovely, Diane. I will think about your “Nature” poem when I stand beside the waterfront and admire the tides’ “perfect progression” and the harmony of nature. Thank you for those thoughts.

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