Right the World – Poetry by Diane Webster

Akseli Gallen-Kallela – The Great Black Woodpecker

Red-headed woodpecker flitters
imitation of aspen leaves in breeze
as it hangs upside down
from bird-leg thin limbs to harvest
hiding insects; if it falls
wings will right the world in a swoop
and another grasp of limb among insect bounty.

About the Poet

Diane Webster grew up in Eastern Oregon before she moved to Colorado. She enjoys drives in the mountains and takes amateur photographs. Writing poetry provides a creative outlet exciting in images and phrases Diane thrives in. Her work has appeared in “Old Red Kimono,” “North Dakota Quarterly,” “Talking River Review,” and other literary magazines.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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