Tony Beyer was born in Auckland in 1948 and, after a period living in New Plymouth, he has returned to Auckland. His most recent books are the tanka collection Isthmus and Dream Boat: Selected Poems. Email Tony.
lined with hats
crosses on a fence
where a family ended
talk to the dog
the secret her face
beach and moon
the same curve
all the notes
in the skylark’s song
bangs his scoop
in both ears
no one bids
for the sparrows
riverbank: paper wasp 7 (Australia) 2001.
south road: ibid.
nobody home: Famous Reporter 26 (Australia) 2002.
first love: Kokako 2 (NZ) 2004.
late walk: paper wasp 10, 2004.
all the notes: Bottle Rockets 11 (US) 2004.
sandflies: Kokako 8, 2008.
summer ice, The Heron’s Nest X.3 (US) 2008.
magnolia shade: unpublished.
livestock auction: Kokako 11, 2009.