Little Matters:

a gathering of 89 haiku & senryu


Andrew Lansdown


Picaro Press

(Warners Bay, NSW), 2009

ISBN 978-1-920957-85-8 

Back Cover Blurb

I admire greatly the way in which Lansdown’s world is full of the beauty, intensity and wonder of natural significances: birds, trees, colours, sounds, their permutations and human import. Such things are a touch of the eternal we can all experience. – Rod Moran




Nine haiku from Little Matters



The polished surface—

a white egret hesitates

to put its foot down.

            © Andrew Lansdown




In the stoneware bowl

after the small bird’s bathing—

rainwater wobbling.

            © Andrew Lansdown




A little breeze—

and lollipop kisses from

the red poppies.

            © Andrew Lansdown




Mist on the hill …

recalling the urge to lift

her bridal veil.

            © Andrew Lansdown




Like a turtledove’s

throat in the heat—the infant’s

fontanelle, pulsing.

            © Andrew Lansdown




She looks at him

as he looks at her … too late

to look away.

            © Andrew Lansdown




Seashell, haiku—

both offer a hermit crab

a place to live.

            © Andrew Lansdown




Flying off, the seeds

of the hakea nut leave

an imprint of wings.

            © Andrew Lansdown




Haiku matters—

little matters intimating

larger matters.

            © Andrew Lansdown



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