Poem in Quadrant

 In Poems

Andrew’s poem, “Sighting”, appears in the December issue of Quadrant magazine:



On visiting the Bull Ranges with a traditional landowner


Pluck out the detecting eye,

break off the pointing finger,

shut up the exclaiming cry—

if only somehow I could!


But it’s too late to stifle

myself now or stop my friend,

who snatches up his rifle

and follows swiftly after


the wallabies I sighted,

the small wild rock wallabies

whose survival I blighted

simply because I saw them


and cried aloud, delighted.

            © Andrew Lansdown

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