Poetry

Andrew Lansdown: Five Poems

Of Petals and Poets Kyoto Spring   The waka poets weighted the cherry petals with sad sentiment … Nonetheless they sail the air as if unburdened with care.   Andrew Lansdown         Nothing   i A segmented tube of nothingness—and yet how beautiful, bamboo.   ii Very Japanese, bamboo—except your wrapping has nothing in it!   iii Exclaiming katsu! the monk found nothing hiding inside the bamboo.   Andrew Lansdown Wasp and Water   The wasp that blitzed the panting bird   about to bathe in the bamboo-   shaded birdbath has settled in   the bird’s…

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