Poetry

Three Poems

Perceptions What I see as beauty he sees as delicacy, my Aboriginal friend aiming his rifle at the bush turkey, the bustard we spotted while on driveabout in his battered Land Rover. Andrew Lansdown Everlastings i Ever lovely in papery whites and pinks— everlastings. ii Everlastings— admirers attribute them God’s attribute. iii Isn’t ‘ever- lasting’ a bit audacious, everlasting? Andrew Lansdown Blues i When I heard the news that John Lee Hooker had died I went home and played his best album—only then did I start to feel the blues. ii So John Lee Hooker will never, not ever, sing…

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