Inadvertent Things

Inadvertent Things As To The Eye So To The Ear So Lansdown Writes He S Right The Senses Come Alive In The Gentle Words Of These Poems On The Australian Field Of His Page If Sonnets Are Standard Roses, These Haiku And Tanka Are Nasturtiums Growing Wild Nature S Minutiae Are Celebrated Here, Along With The Warmth Of Loving Relationships Lansdown S Point Of View Is Consistently Humble But His Moods Are Many From A Rasping Blues To A Lyrical Whistle. Any new Andrew Lansdown book of poems is always cause for a celebration It s a big claim, but in my opinion there is no poet in Australia who handles imagery as deftly As an example Black caterpillar a fur stole around the neckof a daisy bud I loved this image Equally I loved the various images in Heron Meditations We have a grey heron comes sometimes into our yard and I could see it clearly through these images of a Buddhist nun, and later a heron warrior monk Andrew Lansdown writes a lot about birds, so as well as several poems about herons, you will find kingfishers, wrens, swallows, and zebra finches just to name a few Azure about a fairy wren and the Madonna is a small jewel I also loved Waterlily Haiku, and Sacred Kingfisher Blossom with its comparisons of the wattle and impressionists dotting technique is another small gem as is Buds I appreciated the humour in Jonquils and Daffodils as well as Pygmy Bat and several other poems and I liked the, Liquidambar Educating evergreensAbout autumn Lansdown also perfectly captures small family moments in poems such as Touch, Ferocious Animals and A Good Death Australian Summer conveys a very accurately observed picture of the land There is poignancy that brought tears to my eyes in Meditations

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  • Paperback
  • 161 pages
  • Inadvertent Things
  • Andrew Lansdown
  • English
  • 10 May 2018
  • 9781877010262