Poetry

Andrew Lansdown: Four Poems

The Succour Trees   In Gethsemane olives were the only ones (excluding angels) who stood by the Son of God as he wept and sweated blood. Andrew Lansdown       from Vegetal Variations In the garden bed those petunia trumpets pink-noting themselves.   Andrew Lansdown   Kyoto Autumn Maples   i Stopping on a bridge crossing the Kamo, we see in the smooth water the autumn maples burning on the ash-beds of the clouds.   ii Around Kyoto’s ancient palace and temples in the failing fall we stroll with the Japanese among the Maple Galaxies.   iii Kyoto’s autumn…

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