Diane Hine writes amazing poems from nature and science and explores and enlivens the everyday by combining beautifully descriptive and precise language, creativity and fact, often utilizing well known and sometimes difficult poetic forms. Her vocabulary unfolds like an enticing and gluttonously alluring feast with delectable morsels that spread further interest with a stylishly crafted and gently didactic banquet served with unique and original courses of fact and fun, playfully and skillfully presented by a master sculptor, sage storyteller, ace poet and proffer of truth.
Ms Diane, I find you as a poet with significant potential to change the mindset of many of our poets who tread the path of self found orbits devoid of realistic dimensions. Your poems have an authentic splendour built upon the foundation of common sense that alludes man these days.
Most remarkable is the way you blend poetic talent with the musings of ever awake human being. Above you remain in thoughts and true form. May the next phase shower on you the greater thought particles so that you will sing more clearly and more audibly to us and the brass alike.
There is an intricateness and scope to Diane's poems that defies my ability to express. Diane can write the mundane insane and the inane sane. It is evident in her poems that much research goes into her work. Diane will also attempt challenging and complex topics that most poets would not dare. Her poems tease higher mathematics and nuclear physics that are understandable, outrageous and entertaining. She can also bring you right back down to earth with laborious logic that challenges static reasoning and staid beliefs. She writes about microcosm and macrocosm and the tiniest life forms which sustain us all. Perhaps what most attracts me to her poems is that she is a woman of strenght and integrity and I have been greatly inspired and blessed by her work!
I can't believe no comments about our Diane. She is oozing with talent, and every day brings some new masterpiece. She is one of the best poets I have ever found at Poemhunter- but beyond that, one of the best I've ever read anywhere, on paper or on glowing screens. She should be required reading in every school so that poetry would be something for young people to enjoy, rather than shudder at (cutting their teeth on Shakespeare, as they are historically made to do! Better to start them off on something soft, and gradually approach the great master, only when ready!) . But it is no easy thing to write thoughful and intelligently available poetry- but you can find it here, under Diane's name, any day of the week, and that's really something. Something amazing. Buy this book now- er- I mean, read some poems, for free, that you will not regret spending the time spent reading them. I also like the dashes of science scattered in, because like Diane, I think science and poetry mix beautifully! Now- on to the poems, hie make haste, the bridegroom he is come already: Make haste, I say..
Four Score and Ten
Though long in tooth and slack of jaw A dear old bird with craw and claw Your inner beauty owns no flaw So have good cheer, I sooth implore Be merry, full of cake in maw And suck ye cider through a straw