Poem in Australian Poetry Journal

 In Poems

The current issue of Australian Poetry Journal (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014) contains one of Andrew’s poems, “Dove Tanka Triptych”.

“Founded in 2011 and edited by Dr Bronwyn Lea, the Australian Poetry Journal is the flagship publication of peak body Australian Poetry Ltd. It aims to bring contemporary poetry and poetics into the spotlight, publishing the best of Australian poetry across multiple genres and allowing for deep and engaged criticism.” (Quoted from AJP website.)

Andrew’s poem consists of three thematically linked tanka. The third tanka in the triptych is:




Dove Drinking


A sudden flurry

and the dove on the birdbath

is gone, gone into

the paws and jaws of next-door’s

low-hiding high-leaping cat.


                    © Andrew Lansdown

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