Poems

Andrew Lansdown: Two Poems

Windbell with Bamboos   1 Verve   I see it again in the sacred trinkets stall at Inari Shrine— the little windbell voicing its verve on my veranda.   2 Relocation   I dangled it there among the Buddha bamboos in the shiftless air— the windbell that days before had dinged too much by my door.   3 Unintended   It’s not quite what I wanted when I hung the wind- bell in the bamboos: they cherished it as their own and coddled to death its tone. Andrew Lansdown     Japanese Reflections   i Bashful violets are you familiar…

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