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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Suzanne Herschell lives in the harbour side community of Eastbourne across from Wellington in New Zealand. A former teacher of accelerate students and mother of four, Suzanne is a poet and an award winning artist represented in NZ and overseas. She is also a curator at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, a selector and judge of national exhibitions and curator of NZ's 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize. Her poems have been published in Meniscus (Australia), NZ Poetry Society - A Fine Line, Blackmail Press, Shot Glass Journal, Fib Review (USA), The Ghazal Page, Plate in the Mirror 2016 Anthology, Eastbourne Anthology (Makaro Press) and National Poetry Day selections.

Suzanne Herschell

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For A Moment

it's a silence
with just the held breath
of mist
clinging to the dark-treed hills
and warmth of the shower on my skin
the silence of thought's own journey
vaporising events that lie heavily
silence of fine rain-film on a parched summer
settling dust
laying all to rest
so the world closes in to the near at hand
soft in its hold
these are the days I move carefully
so not to bruise spaces
where life is the echo
of thought