"Riddell’s great strength is his positive view of human existence."
- Capital Times

Ron Riddell

A selection of publications by Ron Riddell are now available for purchase on the site.

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A unique publication. The first co-authored book of haiku between a New Zealand and Latin American haiku poet. A dazzling selection with comment by Ban’ya Natsuishi, President of The World Haiku Association.selected-haiku

 “No poet has worked more successfully to make real the connections, between New Zealand and South America.”

-C.K. Stead

“Riddell offers the kind of poetry that never fails to move or impress us with its freshness, honesty and sincerity.”

-Poetry New Zealand

“Riddell’s great strength is his positive view of human existence.”

-Capital Times

“Riddell wants poems to build bridges and heal. He sustains a rhapsodic commitment to poetry that brings our lives to light.”

-The Dominion Post


ISBN: 978-958-99-0810-5

$NZ 30.00

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Three haiku by Ron Riddell


after the storm

rain puddles contain

the dance of fantail

        

Pasada la tormenta

en los charcos de agua

danzan los pájaros.

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flames in the canefield

leap from the earth

to grape-blue sky

 

Fuego en el cañaveral,

trepan las llamas

al cielo azul-uva.

 

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a poet at his cupboard

stealing from emptiness

hopes no one is watching

 

un poeta que roba

en su propio ropero

pasa desapercibido.