Saturday, January 3, 2015

Carpe Diem--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

Carpe Diem

When sun is shining
I love to reach out my arms
and grab its brilliance.
If I can do nothing more,
at least I have seized the day.

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. I love your poem Andrea. I like to think of this in a spiritual light. If we can reach out and embrace the light emanating from our Savior Jesus Christ every day we will have seized the day for sure. Perhaps you were thinking in these lines when you wrote this lovely poem.
    Love, Charlene

  2. love this! yes, seize every day!

  3. Very nice, Andrea. I love the poetic verse and moment of reflection in your poem. Thank you or sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. In life we have to seize all the opportunities that are afforded us; embracing beauty is one of them. Very well written, Andrea. // paul

  5. Great image, really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing!

  6. You have imbued the page with abundant sunshine in this Andrea..'