Poem in Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal
Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal (Issue 26, 2019) has published Andrew’s poem “no consolation”.
Unlike most of the 5-line poems in the magazine, Andrew’s poem conforms to the the traditional 22.214.171.124.7 syllabic structure used by the ancient Japanese tanka poets. Also, Andrew has structured his poem so that each line is a balanced phrase ending on an identical consonant.
but it was by death it won
this long-snouted seadragon
snagged in weed by the ocean
© Andrew Lansdown