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


Anne Hollier Ruddy grew up in N.Z, had a family in the U.K, then returned to N.Z. In 2000 she relocated to Queensland where, in 2006 she started writing poetry. Her work has appeared in various Australian anthologies and online. Now back living in N.Z, she continues to write and has discovered a love of tanka and haiku.

Anne Hollier Ruddy



I hate the pushiness of wind –

its insensitive bending
of everything to its will

the way it shakes flowers
till their petals rattle

its command to trees
for manic hornpipes

how it insinuates chilled
fingers into my ears

makes my eyes weep
whips hair unmercifully.