Five poems in Quadrant

 In Poems

Quadrant magazine has published five of Andrew’s poems in its May 2011 issue. One of the five is a gunsaku, “Seven Birds”, consisting of seven tanka. The first of the seven bird tanka is written in slant (half) rhyme and reads:


Bird and Bull


The dotterel,

stalking, sniping—so little

by the muzzle

and muddy hoof of the bull

drinking at the dam’s puddle.


          © Andrew Lansdown


Read the remaining six tanka in “Seven Birds” on the Quadrant website:


Andrew’s other poems can also be read on the Quadrant website: 

“In Dependence” –

“Wheatbelt Willy-Willy” and “The Gravity of the Slight” –

“Spores” –

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