Andrew Lansdown: ‘Fantasia Lamps’

Fantasia Lamps

In the light persistent rain,
the heads of the papyrus,

so long and sparsely tasselled,
are like fibre optic lamps.

And, to complete the conceit,
raindrops temporarily

gathered and stopped at the tips
of the flimsy flexible

gently-arcing green-sheathed rods
are pinpoints of silver light …

Lovely to feel such beauty
as a projection of God’s.

Andrew Lansdown

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