Author | Photographer
Author | Photographer
How it all started...
I'm Diane, An Author and Photographer
As much as I’ve always called myself a writer and swore that one day I would write a book, I did not set out to write a book 2 years ago. Certainly not a poetry book filled with astrology poems and funky photos of said poems with Le Creuset® lids used as props. But that’s exactly what happened. And how it came to be is as natural and on purpose as the sun coming up each day. The book was definitely going to be written, but it was also going to be up to me if I chose to be awake for its birth.
“When the student is ready the teacher appears” is a saying often attributed to Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher. My teacher appeared last August in the form of the Tiny Book Course. I decided to take the course and immediately, the idea to collect my astrology poems with pictures into a tiny book began to take shape. I never thought that astrology and poetry would comprise my first book, but just like a beautiful sunrise,
I am happy to share it with you.
I know I speak for most writers when I say I want you to feel something when you read my poems. Inspired. Challenged. Assured. Comforted. Let me know what stirs. Did something I wrote speak to a vulnerable part of you? Did a word or a phrase make you want to dive deeper into your own psyche? Did it make you want to learn more about astrology? Write your own poems? Let me know.
In the meantime...
Even the darkest clouds find slumber
Under the sea of stars
Only to reveal their silver linings
That illuminate our every tomorrow.
And that is the Truth.
Written in the Stars: Poems & Pictures
On Sale Now
In a year marked by grief, uncertainty and a global pandemic, Diane DiCola found comfort and solace in the offerings of an online astrology class. The teachings of esoteric astrology married with soul soothing poetry not only reignited a once lost passion for astrology, but reawakened the sleeping poet within.
Written in the Stars offers readers a magic carpet ride beneath a star-painted sky, a momentary escape to ethereal realms where earthly wishes find idyllic outcomes. Exploring themes of new beginnings, growth, gratitude and trust, this book invites readers to pause and reflect on the deeper meaning of their own lives and assures us all that hope springs eternal.
Part poetry collection, part art book, Written in the Stars is a constellation of poems created between October 2020 and September 2021. Some poems have photographic illustrations showing the text written with Magnetic Poetry® tiles displayed on various props such as cast iron skillets and potato chip tin lids.
Through poetic portraits of the Sun, Moon and planets, Written in the Stars reminds readers that in spite of our earthly sufferings, we are made of stardust too. One needs only gaze skyward to remember we belong to the Universe. And you are never alone.
Diane DiCola is a writer who delights in astrology, numerology, wine tasting and travel. Using her astrological birth chart as a guide to deeper self-understanding, Diane continues to uncover the meaning and purpose of her life with gratitude, wonder and joy.
Drawing upon the virtues of her Libra Sun/Sagittarius Moon/Aquarius Rising blend, Diane shares healing words of hope and grace inspiring us all to create a more peaceful and loving planet Earth.
Written in the Stars is her first book though probably not the last if her storytelling Sagittarius Moon has anything to say about it.
Diane lives with her husband in western Pennsylvania propelled by a not-so-secret dream of a more permanent escape to California or Italy. Meanwhile, you can always find her at DianeDiCola.com.