Poetry

Andrew Lansdown: Two Poems

Visiting Basho’s Grave Gichuji Temple, Otsu   i Modest, like haiku— the memorial stone for Matsuo Basho.   ii With pulley and pale, though both a little weathered— Basho’s temple well.   iii Basho would like it— the imperfect re-joining of his split headstone.   iv Basho and sabi— the wood of the hooped bucket discoloured by rust.   v A little apart from Basho’s gravestone and hut— look, banana trees!   Andrew Lansdown         In the Gardens of the Imperial Palace for Susan, Kyoto   i She takes a turn in the gardens … the maples…

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