Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tanka--By Anne Curran--New Zealand

while dusting
I find her ruby brooch
beneath the potted plant
what does she remember
dreaming in her armchair?

(published presence 2013)

always said, ‘travel light’
leaving space
for love, laughter
and new destinations

(published kernels online, April 2014)

magnolia tree:
the full-bodied
white blossoms ...
amongst the confetti
this first kiss

(published a fine line 2012)

Anne Curran is a Japanese verse forms poet from Hamilton, New Zealand.  Anne has been writing poetry for about ten years with the encouragement of friends and family. She draws inspiration from the world around her. She has been fortunate to enjoy the wisdom of some fine editors and fellow poets.


  1. Hi Anne! All three Tanka are captivating; the first one reminds me of my grandmother who lived in a world of her own; the second shows wisdom, while I see beauty and romance in the third. Well done. // paul

  2. Love these tanka - the first one especially

  3. These are all wonderful Anne, thanks for sharing!

  4. Dear Anne, I really enjoyed your Tanka, all three, but especially the last one, as I suppose I am a hopeless romantic. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us here on Whispers.
    Love, Charlene

  5. Wonderful tanka, Anne. Being a traveller and meditator I especially enjoyed the second one. Best, Michael G. Smith

  6. Hi Anne. Nice tanks. I especially enjoyed the last one. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  7. Hello Anne. 3 beautifully expressed tankas with such a variety of subject and observation. I look toward to some more. Kind regards, ralph.