Monday, January 4, 2016

Tanka--By Anne Curran--New Zealand

smell of fresh
lawn clippings
in the school yard ...
a father plays ball
with his teenage daughter

some people I envy
others I don't ...
to feel comfortable
in my own skin

of the dead and dying
tears flow freely ...
at fifty years old
the salt stings my cheeks

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. I'd love to meet up with you one day Anne...

  2. I enjoyed this selection. Were they written in a short time span? Best wishes Ralph

  3. Anne, this selection is most enjoyable. Thank you.

  4. Anne,
    I liked these, especially the first two poems.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  5. Nice work, Anne. Love them all, especially that first one....priceless. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (