Poems

Andrew Lansdown: ‘Unleafed Weeping Cherry’, ‘Apprehension’, ‘Loss’, ‘Lotus Pod Innovations’

Unleafed Weeping Cherry Maruyama Park, Kyoto 1 Shidarezakura The way a woman might bow her head and let fall her curtaining hair— thus in her naked sorrow the autumn weeping cherry. 2 Sumi-e Autumn has made of the famous century-old weeping cherry tree a striking grey-against-blue Japanese ink-brush painting. Andrew Lansdown   Apprehension As we amble in autumn in Nara Park, where cherries and gingkoes are turning stark and stags scent the heat of hinds on the breeze, my soul apprehends as my sight perceives the heart-shaped leaves of the Chinese tallows, crimson as blood from the Man of Sorrows.…

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