DM Denton

Young Diane touchedup


A native of Western New York, DM Denton (Diane M Denton, nee DiGiacomo) finds her voice in poetry and prose, truth and imagination. Through observation and study, inspired by music, art, classic literature, nature, and the contradictions of the creative and human spirit, she loves to wander into the past to discover stories of interest and meaning for the present, writing from her love of language and a fascination with what has been left in the shadows.


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Her educational journey took her from a theater and communication major at SUNY Brockport to an English literature and history curriculum at Rosary Hill College (now known as Daemen College), Amherst, NY and Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England. She stayed in the UK for sixteen years in a yellow-stoned village with thatched cottages, duck pond, and twelfth century church and an abbey turned Jacobean manor house (now Fairleigh Dickinson University Wroxton College), surrounded by the beautiful hills, woods and fields of the Oxfordshire countryside—a life-changing experience that resonates in her personal and professional endeavors to this day.

Always writing and creating, DM Denton’s day jobs have included gardening, retail, administration, and volunteer coordinating at WNED Public Broadcasting. She currently works as clerk for the Zoning and Codes Administration of the small rural Western New York town where she resides in a cozy log cabin along with her mother and a multitude of cats.

DM Denton is also an artist who has illustrated the covers and interiors of her own and others’ books.

June 2017 with my two new babies, Kenji and Yoshi

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62 thoughts on “DM Denton

  1. Hi Ms. Denton,
    I really think you have some beautiful work, here! I hope you’ll visit my site this weekend. I’ve got a cute ceramic kittens giveaway and am desperately trying to find someone to enter for the prize.
    Thank you, and best of luck with your writing!

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  2. Well, let me just start by saying I feel like I may have been transported to another time visiting your lovely space. Such a creative spirit you are! Thank you for visiting my blog and subscribing. So wonderful making new friends in the blogosphere. Cheers, Margie

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  3. Thank you for sharing this article quite interesting and, hopefully true happiness rays began to warm our hearts, when we can share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

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  4. Bardess, I am unable to enter my comment directly on your post about catching butterflies, dated 02/14/2012,because the system I am working at puts up the Netgear firewall every time a title contains the syllable “butt-“: huh? Anyway, I love the commentary your sister made on the Gainsborough poem about never preventing someone from chasing their own butterflies. Very wonderful, as all your posts always are. Also, the illustrations would not pull up for me right now. I will be back to look another day!


    • Hi Granbee! How funny about the “butt” syllable thing!

      Don’t know if you’re familiar with SIster Wendy Beckett. She did a series for PBS many years ago where she went all over the world to art galleries, etc. with her very open and creative interpretations of master artwork. A series of little books were put out called Meditations on Love, Joy, Peace, Silence… She reminded me of a Sister who taught an early 20th century literature class I took at a Catholic College…DH Lawrence, James Joyce, etc. She had no problem handling the often ‘risque’ subject matter. And she had such joy for the written word!

      As always, thank you for your visit and kind comment! I always love to hear from you.


  5. Hey, Diane–a million thanks for the tip on Loreena McKennitt!! I just listened to her Juno Awards appearance, singing “Lady of Shalott”–and loved it!! Have now reserved a couple of her CD’s from the library. How sweet and thoughtful of you–thanks again (I may have to write some more poetry…)!

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  6. Hi Diane–just letting you know I’ve nominated you again, this time for the Reader Appreciation Award. Only if you want it, no pressure–come on over (there’s food!).


    • Thank you so much, Caddo! This is a very nice award–acknowledging those who take the time and put the thought and heart into reading others’ work, etc. as we are all very busy with the “day jobs” and life’s “realities” and practical “demands”. I am very honored and as you can see (I think I’m breaking a rule here…) have passed it back to you in my last post. Your “food” for thought and to feed the soul is always sumptous! Blessings!


  7. Hey, Diane “Bardess”! I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”–my speech will be up in a day or 2. And honestly, I keep coming back here for the Lavenders–is that like, crazy or weird, or something?? God bless you.


    • Thank you, Caddo! I love the sentiment of this award and am very honored that you think my blog is worthy! As for lavender…it certainly is of the ‘come-hither’ persuasion, I’m, flattered that my post might have a little of that quality too. Blessings!


    • Thank you, Subhakar, for your nomination! I will certainly accept, especially as it is a chance to bring the attention back to your blog and work and pass it on to other artistic and soulful bloggers.

      It is this exchange that enhancing this experience…most certainly!


  8. Ethel and I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. You’ll have to go to fourwindowspress if you don’t know about it, and if you follow the instructions you’re a winner. We are mainly trying to let you know how much we honor you and your work, so you may or may not chose to accept the award. That’s up to you, but we certainly think you are worthy of more than this one gesture of thanks for you and your poetry.

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    • How kind of you and Ethel, Thomas! I’m very honored to accept and will be happy to pass on as soon as I can, hopefully sometime next week. Your appreciation of my work means so much! Happy Holidays and blessings to you and yours!


  9. Thank you for stopping by! I’m glad there are others who enjoy those bleak days, not because of hopelessness but because of potential 😀 Your words flow so elegantly! I will be back as well to continue reading your works.

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    • Thank you, Caddo! I so appreciate you taking the time to visit, and glad that it was a positive experience. I just had a too-quick look at your blog and so far especially like “Relationship Insanity’. But I must read more of your musings when I have time to do them justice. Blessings!


    • I’m so glad you let me know, Martin. You really have a great talent and I would feel very bereft if I couldn’t continue to follow your poetry and other work.

      I also understand the frustration and sometimes self-destruction that comes along with being creative.

      Please don’t be too hard on yourself and continue…there are many of us looking forward to your sharing.


  10. I seem to have found more of my voice through writing too. If only for good therapy to help me get the “wrinkles” out.

    I so enjoyed my visit and getting to know you a little. And I appreciate your visit to my look-alike blog too. Thank you.


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    • Yes, writing is a voyage of discovery. I love the way you phrased it regarding getting “the wrinkles out”! I so appreciate your visit and know I have only just begun to dig into the treasures of your blog. Blessings,


  11. I really enjoyed reading your words. I like the way you write. I admit to being a bit biased though. I really like poetry a lot so I especially liked your poems. Thank you for sharing your words and thoughts so that people like me can read them. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for your generous comment and for subscribing to my blog. In turn, I enjoyed looking at your exquisite photographs today (that are poetry in themselves) and look forward to your future postings. Thank you for sharing. (This is what I love about blogging, which I am new at–that so many talented and soulful people can share with many what otherwise only would reach a few…) Blessings.


    • What a wonderful complement, Cindi. As I am really a frustrated musician/singer (ah, perhaps in my next life…), words are my way to make music. I’m going to concentrate on my current fiction today (a sequel to A House Near Luccoli), aptly called She Shall Have Music. Tomorrow, back to “the day job”! (though my real work is never far from my thoughts…)

      Wishing you continued good progress on The Whisper! Enjoy the day! “Talk” to you soon.


      • I too am a frustrated singer. I sometimes say that my voice is much like a frog in heat. I enjoy your blog so much and envy your words of poetry. I don’t seem to have that talent. Thank you for making a comment on my blog, Writing Around the Bend. I really appreciate your thoughts and comments.


        • Don’t undervalue your writing (or anything), Cindi. You often express yourself in a way I wish I could. I can be so abstract at times. The main thing, I believe, is to create and live from our better selves. Thank you again for your kind comments and interest in my writing.


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