Author Archives: ruth arnison

Our 2017 CHAIRity FUNdraiser

We purchased 40 odd wooden chairs  which we gave to local artists along with 9 poems and the brief, use the chairs as a canvas to respond to one of the poems. Each artist was allowed to choose 5 free … Continue reading

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Welcome to Spring

This Spring edition is already on the way to 639 medical waiting rooms, 457 rest homes, 8 prisons, 5 hospices and all the SDHB waiting areas. Sincere thanks to: André Surridge, my regular ‘go to’ poet for haiku, Kelli Russell Agodon for allowing … Continue reading

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Never too old

  I received this lovely poem from Marjorie Latimer who is still writing poetry at 91! Just a stick   My age is such My walking stick is noted More than me I’m holding it A prop on wobbly days … Continue reading

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Winter 2017 – our 35th poetry card.

Our winter card always features NZ poets and the prizewinners in our annual poetry competition.   We’ve sent 8500 winter cards out into the world so look out for this burgundy poetry card in your nearest medical waiting room, rest home … Continue reading

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The forecast for winter

My favourite colour is burgundy – I have shoes, jackets, scarves and even a touch of burgundy in my hair. So a winter treat to myself and our readers – a burgundy coloured poetry card! Look for it in your … Continue reading

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2017 Poetry Competition Results

Time to announce the winners of the 2017 Poems in the Waiting Room (NZ) poetry competition   The 2017 competition winners have all been notified, and I’ve emailed everyone, who provided me with an email address, to let them know … Continue reading

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Early April

If you’re wondering about the results of our 2017 poetry competition then check back here in early April. I’ve given Jillian Sullivan the month of March to work her way through the entries. Once she lets me know the results … Continue reading

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