Poem in new edition of Australian Love Poems

 In Poems

Last year Inkerman and Blunt published Australian Love Poems 2013, edited by Mark Tredinnick. The anthology proved to be very popular and the initial print run sold out within six months of its release.

Inkerman and Blunt has reprinted the collection with a few minor alterations, and with a “new” title, Australian Love Poems. (No, it’s not exactly the same title – the year, 2013, has been removed.)

Andrew’s poem, “Afterphase”, is in both editions, and is reproduced below:



for Susan


In the loll and lull

of love’s afterphase


her face is flushed,

her hair is mussed and


her mouth is curved

in shy contentment,


signalling her heart

shares her body’s


softness towards me.


          © Andrew Lansdown

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