POETRY  

 

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GRANDMA'S "GOOD WAR": A VERSE RETROSPECTIVE OF THE FORTIES

Diane Marquart Moore

A collection of poems reminiscing about a time when the author was a young girl and people felt that World War II was a “good war” because it would end all wars.


Print: ISBN 0965097734, 34 pages, 2008. $9.95 plus $4 P&H. BUY NOW



THE HOLY PRESENT and FARDA

Diane M. Moore

This volume includes two collections of poetry: The Holy Present, poetry about the natural world, family, and subjects that "spoke to my condition;" Farda, which means "tomorrow" in Persian or Farsi, covering the years the author lived in Iran, as well as a few post-Iranian experience poems.


Print: ISBN 978-0-9650977-8-9, 117 pages, 2009. $15. BUY NOW

OLD RIDGES

Diane Marquart Moore


POETRY AND SHORT STORIES:


Further back, I could see ancient ridges,/

oak groves, wild grapevines overarching/

marshmallow, yucca, and oleander,/

some distance from the Intracoastal Canal/

where I once rode in a boat/

bound for Cheniere au Tigre,


Print: ISBN 978-0984315000, 154 pages, 2009. $15.00 BUY NOW

RISING WATER

Diane Marquart Moore


We told refugees from the storm:/

He will transform/

the body of your humiliation/

that it may be conformed/

to the body of his glory./

We said this so easily


Print: ISBN 978-0965097796, 70 pages, 2009. $12.00 BUY NOW


ALCHEMY

Diane Marquart Moore


Alchemy is a book of poetry on various subjects including the BP oil spill in Louisiana, the world of the Anglican Sisters of St. Mary, Sewanee, Tennessee, desert fires, Poet Laureate of Louisiana, a Haitian orphan, family, and rumination about animals, nature, and philosophical questions.


Print: ISBN 978-0984315055, 60 pages, 2011. $10. BUY NOW


POST CARDS FROM DIDDY WAH DIDDY

Diane Marquart Moore


A collection of poetry including nostalgic poems about a family odyssey to California during the 1940's, nature, birds, and other wildlife; cameos of children, friends and ancestors, and thoughts about confronting old age. Three short stories: one about a family trip to "Diddy Wah Diddy," another about a child's confrontation with loss of a parent; and last, a story about the "death of a patriarch."


Print: ISBN 978-0984891535, 176 pages, 2012. $12. BUY NOW

Other Poetry Chapbooks by Diane Marquart Moore


BOOK OF UNCOMMON POETRY (2001)

COUNTERPOINT (2000), 45 pages

SOARING (2005), 43 pages

YOUR CHIN DOESN'T WANT TO MARRY (1985), 30 pages

A MOMENT SEIZED (2006), 34 pages

MORE CROWS (2006), 35 pages


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EVERYTHING IS BLUE

Diane Marquart Moore


A volume of poetry about the author's travels in southern locales, including deceased writers’ homes, meditations about the sea, droughts on the Cumberland Plateau, and the value of growing mint, prose poems on how to live a fulfilling life and a wry commentary on robots taking over the postmodern world, reflections about the spiritual life, encompassing the afterlife. The concluding poem concerns the place of memories in a happy life.


Print: ISBN 978-0984891559, 68 pages, 2012. $12. BUY NOW

Mystical Forest   

Diane Marquart Moore


Mystical Forest is a volume of verse in which the title poem explores a painting rendered by an artist for his wife. Poems encompass everyday life and people in Louisiana and on the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee and include revelations of the poet's inner vision and struggles with past and aging. Straightforward, accessible poetry, wry and profound, covering subjects of daughters, weather, wildlife, gardens, and domesticity.


Print: ISBN 978-0984891597, 104 pages, 2013. $12. BUY NOW

In a Convent Garden and Other Poems   

Diane Marquart Moore


In a Convent Garden and Other Poems features poems about life within a Benedictine Convent and on the Cumberland Plateau, as well as cameos of people in the Tennessee hills and feelings engendered by visits to the homes of southern writers. A special section entitled "Yard Poems" encompasses poetic, often whimsical observations about flora and fauna of the Tennessee forests. Meditations about the spiritual life, music, art, and travel combine wonder and wisdom in a single volume that contains the songs of a profound poetic voice.


Print: ISBN 978-0989864107, 92 pages, 2013. $12. BUY NOW