Poem in The Other Journal (USA)

 In Poems







The Other Journal, presented twice yearly by the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in the USA, published one of Andrew’s poems in its Fall 2022 issue (No. 34). The poem, “Restraint”, is reproduced below.


But forget for now the galaxies,
the trillion trillion stars strewn
across space towards infinity—

forget even the orbiting planets
with or without oceans and whales,
volcanoes, dinosaurs and sequoia—

forget for now all that, and think
only of the astonishing power
the Almighty exercised to restrain

his boundless bounding power
for the sake of making something
as delicate as that donkey orchid.

© Andrew Lansdown

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