Poem in Meanjin

 In Poems






















One of Andrew’s poems, “Reading at Lunchtime”, is represented in current issue of Meanjin (Volume 72, Number 3, 2013). Details about this issue of Meanjin can be found here: http://meanjin.com.au/editions.

Andrew’s Meanjin poem is reproduced below:

Reading at Lunchtime


A drop I squeezed

from a lemon slice


missed the plate

of battered fish


and hit the book

of Chinese poems—


fell, to my distress,

on a stanza by


an unknown poet

Confucius included


in The Book of Songs

he compiled


500 years before

the first coming of


the Man of Sorrows.

Such a bitter drop—


on the clean paper

it left a stain like a tear.


          © Andrew Lansdown

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