5 poems in Quadrant

 In News, Poems, Publications

Five of Andrew’s poems have been published in the July-August 2015 issue of Quadrant. They are “The Small Souls”, “Memories of War”, “Of Petals and Poets”, “Nothing” and “Wasp and Water”.

The poem “Of Petals and Poets” is from Andrew’s forthcoming collection of poems and photographs, provisionally titled Kyoto Sakura Tanka. The poems in this new collection, which will be published by Wombat Books, are all tanka (or, to use an older designation, waka), which is appropriate for a collection of poems (along with photographs) set in Kyoto in spring and focusing on Japan’s renowned cherry blossoms.


Of Petals and Poets

Kyoto Spring


The waka poets

weighted the cherry petals

with sad sentiment …

Nonetheless they sail the air

as if unburdened with care.


               © Andrew Lansdown

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