Poetry

Andrew Lansdown: Three Poems

Consecration i.m. the Kyoto martyrs, 1619   On the wind’s tongue the spring cherry tree places a host of Hosts to consecrate the place where Catholics were turned to ghosts.   Andrew Lansdown       Clash   Recalling the rut, the giant moso bamboos clash with each other, echoing the percussion of wild stags in collision.   Andrew Lansdown       Tribute to Three Masters at Gichuji Temple near Lake Biwa, Otsu   1 Basho’s Grave   Relieved to arrive at last at Basho’s place of burial … and yet as I stand before his grave grieved at…

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