Three poems in Quadrant
Quadrant magazine has published three of Andrew’s poem in its November 2020 issue:
“Windbell”, 3-haiku gunsaku (or, series);
“The Homecoming”, a 2-tanka gunsaku;
and “Canada Geese Near Canada”, a 4-tanka gunsaku.
The first two tanka of “Canada Geese Near Canada” are:
A spearhead of geese,
fixed on the shaft of instinct,
and hurled by autumn—
how swiftly and straight it flies
south in the threatening skies!
Again, skeins of geese
cross the Wisconsin border,
wearing the sky’s fleece.
And whose heart doesn’t shiver
for want of a warmer winter?
© Andrew Lansdown
“Canada Geese Near Canada” is included in Andrew’s latest collection, Abundance: New and Selected Poems, published in December 2020 in the USA by Wipf and Stock Publishers.