Anne Kellas

'Travelling To My Mother Last Century' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

I step in a taxi, again. It takes me there fast,
cutting the white dotted lines of highway
into miles of silence. Back to my mother
in the ship or the plane, reversing my steps
to see her curving herself into her pillows
her red walls, her eyes not seeing me but a blur.
My mother calls to me from her place far away
in deep mind, where she has built a tower o ... More

'The Finding' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

Here,
leafing through stone-quiet papers,
I freeze in the 8 am birdsong morning.
No fog-horn traffic noise or school-song children today,
just daffodils
pinned to spiked leaves
and sea light far away.

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'As You Left Home One Winter's Night' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

It’s dawn but it’s dark.
Winter. Your Winterreise
begins. But you don’t want to wake.

I tried to wake you but you wouldn’t, then you would.
If I knew then what I know now.
But there was the ticket, the passport.

Your father’s ready, names and numbers, labels on the luggage.
The car is idling outside.
It’s dawn but dark.

It’s wi ... More

'Probably' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

I’ll go that way, by sea,
in a ship that sails at night,
dropping life-boats,
like lifts down lift shafts,
onto storm seas below.

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'How To Get Rid Of The Layer Of Snow' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

‘Ah, that layer of snow of which you tell me! For a long
time I too had it! But I turned it into the tablecloth my
wife spread over our – pleasantly round – table in order
to host ... so many incarnation ... More

About Anne Kellas | States of Poetry TAS - Series Two

08 March 2018

Anne Kellas’s third collection – The White Room Poems (Walleah Press, 2015) – was shortlisted for the Margaret Scott Prize in the 2017 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary awards. More