Two Poems in Quadrant

 In Poems

Quadrant magazine published two of Andrew’s poems – “Every Cell” and “Timphony” – in its July-August issue. “Every Cell” is reproduced below:


Every Cell


While women try to leap it,

the gorge between the genders,

men mostly stand and gape.

O, that gorgeous otherness,

wider than ideology’s lies!


Breast, larynx and brain,

hip, heart and thigh—every cell

in every part of every woman

is female, feminine, familiar-foreign—

every cell is chromosomed double-X.


O! No wonder men stagger

with attraction and astonishment,

all their cells and senses

calling, yearning, crying,

The second X is the reason Y!


          © Andrew Lansdown


“Every Cell” can be viewed on the Quadrant website at

Andrew’s poem “Timphony” is also posted on the Quadrant website at

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