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‘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

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    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 Eually 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 techniue' is another small gem as is 'Buds' I appreciated the humour in 'Jonuils and Daffodils' as well as 'Pygmy Bat' and several other poems and I liked the'Liuidambar –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 on Pain' and 'Ambitions' but 'After Pain also conveys a sense of hope Trying to pick a favourite Andrew Lansdown poem is like trying to pick your favourite child – not possible However a few others I loved were 'For Grace' 'Wren Haiku' 'Time Out' 'Inadvertent Things 1' 'Incoming Heron' and 'Black Bamboo' But I am sure next time I pick up this book which will be often I will find other favourites There is just something about Andrew Lansdown’s poetry that always speaks to my heart These poems in traditional Japanese forms are a joy to read and to savour Loved the cover of this book too