Suzanne Herschell
Aotearoa/ New Zealand

Cover Image - Pauline Wu 2017
Queenstown Haiku

snow and they are here
in rich winter abundance
buying souvenirs

mountains in sun glare
the lake reflects quietly
photos take their thoughts

camera crazy
focus snap carry us back
for digital show and tell

they gesture and sign
would you take this photo please
don’t cut off our heads

the welcoming hand
discovers humanity
each shared word unites

Remarkables frown
from indomitable heights
one sculpted rock smiles

land’s exhibition
poses for eyes and lenses
translates each colour

Queenstown airport bus
colloquial Kiwi-speak
Asia on safe wheels

flight between mountains
negotiation with peaks
in which language

Suzanne Herschell a mother of four and a former teacher, is an artist, curator, selector and judge of national exhibitions and poet. Her poems have been published in Meniscus, Shot Glass Journal, The Ghazal Page, NZPS A Fine Line, Plate in the Mirror 2016 Anthology, Eastbourne Anthology (Makaro Press) and National Poetry Day selections.