Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tree Branch Dives--By Diane Webster--United States

Tree Branch Dives

Wind-broken branch dives
into the river and seeks
the strongest current
rafting downstream
over startled carp
and envious stones.

It laps through rapids
for miles until the thrill
calms into a back float.

A limb snags and swirls
the branch aside, against
shore bobbing up and down
for another ride but beached
bleached dry in fish-line tangles.

Diane Webster grew up in Eastern Oregon before she moved to Colorado.  She enjoys drives in the mountains to view all the wildlife and scenery and takes amateur photographs.  Writing poetry provides a creative outlet exciting in images and phrases Diane thrives in.  Her work has appeared in The Hurricane Review, Eunoia Review, Illya's Honey, and other literary magazines.


  1. Very good recorded thoughts for an old fisherman Diane.
    Kept me spellbound all the way through. I wasn't even
    Disappointed about the old fishing line which I snagged
    instead of fish many times. Great descriptive writing.

  2. Dear Diane,
    Thank you for this visual poem. You put me in the water alongside the wind-broken branch. Wow! This is exciting.