Andrew’s poem “Autumn Maples” has been published in the April 2019 issue of Quadrant magazine. The poem, a set of two tanka, is reprinted below:
As they spun out
during the scourging of Christ,
so the blood-drops
are hurtling from the maples
as the wind flogs their raw backs.
The south hemisphere
is not the maples’ true home
—and yet only here
do they perform the Passion
plays at the right time of year.
© Andrew Lansdown