Poetry

Andrew Lansdown: Two Poems

Café Senryu   i Upmarket café— looks like I’m the only one without a gym pass.   ii At the next table two well-manicured women whining and dining.   iii For a bigger buzz the mating flies plunge into my cappuccino!        Pond Tanka   1            Fish Leaf   Silvery and svelte, a sodden bamboo leaf lifts and lilts like a koi from the bottom of the pond on the current of the hose.   2            Greetings   Near nightfall, the koi rise up and touch their foreheads to the pond’s surface the way Maori touch…

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