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Born: Palmers Green, London, UK
Resides: Leatherhead, Surrey, UK
Diana has been writing haiku and haiku - related work for over thirty years, first inspired by a correspondence course which included this form. She now edits the print journal Time Haiku and also occasionally guest-edit the online haibun journal Drifting Sands. She also enjoys devising and leading haibun workshops. Through engaging in these activities, she attempts to refine her awareness of the essence of these genres and hopes to move forward on her own writing journey which she finds very therapeutic.
Her own inspirations come chiefly through walks along the River Mole in Leatherhead Surrey where she lived just a few miles south of London. Her frequent interactions with haiku friends in India who she has encountered through her membership of Triveni have proved a great source of encouragement and further inspiration for her.
just a wood pigeons cry
and the click of Lego
woodsmoke and violets
the overcast quiet
of this day
at the library desk
a bunch of snowdrops
my found feather
sunday morning: published in Blithe Spiritand winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award; woodsmoke: published in Blithe Spiritand also winner of The Haiku Calendar Award 2020 for the month of March; changing hands: published in Presence; ruffling: published in The Heron's Nest