The Writing of Thane Zander
Sumthinks 'bout moi
The Hawg Series
General Poetry Six
General Poetry Seven
General Poetry Eight
General Poetry Nine
General Poetry Ten
General Poetry Eleven
General Poetry Twelve
General Poetry Thirteen
General Poetry Fourteen
General Poetry Fifteen
General Poetry Sixteen
General Poetry Seventeen
General Poetry Eighteen
General Poetry Nineteen
General Poetry Twenty
General Poetry Twenty One
General Poetry Twenty Two
General Poetry Twenty Three

The Who I am Now part.

45 going on 90, semi retired and disabled, by both Bipolar and damaged feet.  I spend most of my time writing poetry, helping others write poetry, and assist in running an international poetry forum.  I also help others to understand their bipolar illness when I can, being a member of three BP forums.

Born in Windy Wellington, spent three months there (thank God) then was brought up in Christchurch, Invercargill, Lumsden, Dunedin, Arthurs Pass, Dannevirke, Taipa, and finally Palmerston North where I completed my schooling and joined the Navy aged 16.
Spent 27 years in the Navy as a Chart maker (assistant hydrographer) and got to survey all of the New Zealand Coast, a lot of Pacific Islands, and most of the Sub Antarctic Islands too (brrrrrr).  I married in 1986 and had two daughters, and divorced amicably in 2000.  My kids still live in Auckland with their mother, but I have moved to the quieter life in Palmerston North..
Love the outdoors, nature, the sea, the sky, and everything really, as long as it's not too overwhelming.
I hope to leave this earth leaving a small mark, my poetry.  This site will help achieve that ambition, but the greater ambition is to be published and in a library.  That day will come.



Smokey, the cat that keeps me honest.

My Bro's Pool

The last photo taken of me before my life changed for good.


Here's a list of some of my favorite movies:

Shawshank Redemption
Stand By Me
The Green Mile
All three Lord of the Rings movies
American Beauty
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Pulp Fiction
Resevoir Dogs
Life of Brian
Meaning of Life
The Highlander
What Dreams May Come
2001 A Space Odyssey
Pink Floyd: The Wall

Here's a list of some of my favorite music:

Pink Floyd
Roger Waters
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
The Lighthouse Family
Bob Marley
Some jazz
Some blues
Some classical

Some of my favourite books:
Dune series by Frank Herbert
Thomas Covenant series by Stephen Donaldson
Space Odyssey Series by Arthur C Clarke
The Gap series by Stephen Donaldson
Stephen King books
James A Michener books
Lord of the Rings and all J.R.R. Tolkein books
Books of poetry by Keats, Shelly, Wordsworth and Cooleridge.

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