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Little Matters

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

 

 

To read the other 80 haiku in Little Matters – click here to download an Order Form.