• Sally a poem about my pet poodle
    County Fair Winners,  Poems from the book Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays


    I wrote about my first dog, Sally, specifically in order to enter the 2017 Marin County Fair’s “My Pet” creative writing category. It received a third place ribbon. My gratitude and thanks to the judges! Read all the county fair winning poetry both past and present by visiting the County Fair Winners┬ácategory. My beloved childhood pet poodle passed away on Independence Day in 1999 at age 13 during a vacation in Texas. I was 16 at the time, and she had been a huge part of my life for as long as I could remember. Please, please take care of your pets around the holidays as they are often frightened…

  • Diana Lang reading at Alameda County Fair
    County Fair Winners,  Poems from the book Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays

    Expectations of a Future – Alameda County Fair

    This year was my first time entering the Alameda County Fair. They treat their poets really well there. Each exhibiting poet was invited to read their poem or poems at the fair. If you’re a poet in the bay area, I’d highly recommend entering next year. The fair was loads of fun, too! My poem, “Expectations of a Future” is on display ther until July 9th, so if you can make it to Pleasanton, go check it out. It won a Silver Award rosette. I uploaded a video of my reading to my Youtube. Expectations of a Future We are but overgrown children, souls colliding, trained in a time that…

  • County Fair Winners,  Poetry

    Generation Awake!

    In 2015, the Solano County Fair awarded this poem 2nd place in its Published Poetry category. So, for a throwback in the spirit of county fair season, I decided to share. Generation Awake! Generation awake! Open your glazed eyes.   March towards peace. Work towards love. Feed your brothers. Shelter your sisters.   No more bullets raining down. No more madmen shrieking infamy. No more pain and confusion. No more lives died early in vain.   Step away from the screen. Do you even remember the green? The chlorophyll in youthful nostrils Now replaced by formalin soaked suits.   Feet once barefoot chasing nature, Chase after a different green. Tell…

  • County Fair Winners,  Poems from the book Poet Loiterer,  Poetry

    From Unity to Community

    Thank you, Marin County Fair, for awarding this poem 3rd place in Any Other Poetry! (My favorite poem I’ve ever written, “Headline Antidote” also received 5th place in this category!) From Unity To Community In a twirling rainbow of humanity, love surrounded hate’s insanity.   Working together for utopia now. Can’t wait any longer, anyhow.   Mind’s eye filled with vision.   Feet springing into action, dancing toward tomorrow, with songs of joyous unison.   Plant the seeds of peace in holy soils ripe for flowers.

  • County Fair Winners,  Poems from the book Id Biscuits,  Poetry

    Marin Is…

    Thank you, Marin County Fair, for awarding this poem 3rd place in Marvelous Marin Poetry! Marin is…   Marin is the stuff of childhood art. Green hills. Blue skies. Cotton candy clouds. Little red farm houses. Happy black and white cows.   Marin is the wilderness. The ocean crashing, salty. Seagulls, seals, pelicans. A breath of mountain air. Palm trees. Pines. Redwoods. The inner peace you find out there.   Marin is the stuff of dreamers. Hippies. Glorious hippies. Artists. Folkies. Poets. Lefties. Zen. Yoga. Organic foodie perfection. Startups and mom and pops. Lovely families in every direction.   Marin is Traffic jams. Business suits. Coffee. Bikers dodging. Hikers escaping.…