4 Poems in Quadrant
The December 2012 issue of Quadrant magazine contains four of Andrew’s poems: “South”, “Away from Canada”, “Cynosure” and “Foul Play”. While all four poems can be read online only by Quadrant subscribers, the poem “South”, concerning the poet’s stay in the United States of America late last year, is reprinted below:
This is America and I don’t know
the birds or their migrations.
But I recognise this little gaggle,
this travelling trio, of Canada geese
grazing on the grass verge
of the hurtling eight-lane highway.
Such an unlikely place! Yet
they will not stay on the outskirts
of Chicago for long—they are
charting their way south for winter.
South—the same direction
as my home, the direction always
pulling at the loadstone of my heart.
© Andrew Lansdown