Poem in Westerly

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Westerly magazine has published Andrew’s poem, “Travelling North”, in its June 2013 issue. The poem is reproduced below. (Details of the June 2013 issue of Westerly can be found here: http://westerlymag.com.au/issue/58-1/.)


Travelling North


The Canada geese go over,

fly over in a skein,

high up and (I imagine)

honking beyond hearing.


And I suddenly wonder,

What am I doing here

in America travelling north

deeper into Wisconsin


where the first snows

have already fallen,

travelling north when

even the geese know


the killing cold is coming

and south is the place to go?


          © Andrew Lansdown

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