Poem in Canberra Times
The Canberra Times newspaper published Andrew’s poem “Prank Call” on 6 September 2014. The poem is reproduced below:
In my dream I breathed heavily
into the telephone mouthpiece.
I was wanting to make a sound,
send a sensation, of menace
down the pathways of wire and air
to set the caller’s heart quailing.
I breathed heavily in my dream,
lacing each lung-gust with a growl,
until I was stopped, mortified,
by a voice wheezy with asthma
and love, a voice saying my name.
And as I dreamed I woke I said,
‘Oh Mother, Mother, forgive me!’
But she never did, being dead.
© Andrew Lansdown