Poetry

Andrew Lansdown: Five Poems

On the Composition of Haiku   i The haiku master— labouring past the moment to seize the moment.   ii Counting syllables— the ancient haijin did not count it beneath them.   iii Attempting to touch in seventeen syllables a small thing as such.   Andrew Lansdown         Ukiyo-e Kawaii   Plainly sparrows will fluff up for warmth while perching at nightfall or snowfall— but who can explain the plumpness of the ones winging among stylised bamboos in those woodblocks by the ancient masters?   Andrew Lansdown           Miscellaneous Thoughts on Poetry  …

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