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


Maureen is an associate member of The New Zealand Society of Authors (Northland) and writes mainly poetry and children's picture books. Her poetry has been published both on-line and in magazines such as 'A Fine Line'. She has a Diploma in Creative Writing from Whitireia, and was short-listed for the 2012 Joy Cowley Award.

Maureen Sudlow


Grey Shades

Somehow today it's grey
grey outside
grey inside
no reason
just grey
my heart is tight
inside me
the sky lowers itself
onto the hills
and traps the trees
muting the birdsong
holding my breath
in its grey grip