Two Poems in Quadrant
Quadrant magazine published two of Andrew’s poems – “Every Cell” and “Timphony” – in its July-August issue. “Every Cell” is reproduced below:
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 http://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/issue/2010/7-8/every-cell
Andrew’s poem “Timphony” is also posted on the Quadrant website at http://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/issue/2010/7-8/timphony