Anne Curran

annecurranAnne Curran lives in Hamilton in the North Island and is passionate about the arts in New Zealand. She has been writing haiku for about six years and has enjoyed the wisdom and support of other poets and editors during this creative period. Anne feels there is still much to learn and enjoy from her writing and reading of haiku. Email Anne.


summer heat
overripe plums spill
into a bowl


lamp light
Buddha’s features
flicker



as she turns to leave
my mother’s
girlish smile


talk of suicide –
mother and daughter
on the way home


on an embankment
three Chinese
gather chestnuts


shorter days …
wizened grapes
cling to the vine


a sunlit stream running into a pool: writing myself


a man alone
on a porch …
smoke unfurling


voices of India
from a kitchen window
smell of curry


autumn tide
the geese changing shape
over an old wharf


Publication notes

summer heat: Shamrock (Ireland), June 2013

lamp light: Kokako 13 (NZ), 2010

as she turns to leave: Valley Micropress (NZ), June, 2010

talk of suicide – : Kokako 13

on an embankment: Ibid

shorter days … : A Hundred Gourds 1.3 (online), June 2012

a sunlit stream: Coffeehouse-ku (online), June 2013

a man alone: Bones 1 (online), 2012

voices of India: Valley MicroPress, 2011

autumn tide: kernels (online), June 2013

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