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Dominic Fisher Poetry

As if a tree could stutter briefly into being
 lose all its leaves then vaporise”

Bonfire Night from a Loft Window 

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23 24 look up

23 24 look up

The graffiti with the instruction in pink is in Leonard’s Lane in Bristol. This medieval way follows the line of where city walls once were and is now a narrow splurge of colour and words, a sort of curving abstract-expressionist poem …

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Red bird and Heron

Red bird and Heron

Is poetry any help at the moment as we process the news: the crisis in Israel and Palestine, war in Ukraine, and elsewhere, not forgetting the threat of extinction …

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Not burning in Wells

Not burning in Wells

I’m going to go incandescent … no, no, here’s a picture of a flower, and I’m not going not look at the news today about the world burning while politicians … stop, no, here’s something about Fountain Poets in Wells because …

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Among bees

Among bees

Some rain has come as respite, this early July, the flowers we had this hottest June on record, went some way to counter the climate-dread ….

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Adventures in woke

Adventures in woke

A woke and sunny May weekend: Saturday morning, avocado on toast before going down the Gloucester Road, allegedly the longest row of independent shops in Europe, for tofu and a copy of the Guardian, and then that afternoon to listen to poetry …

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Words for bread

Words for bread

Though it’s getting greener, it’s been a hard winter, and I don’t particularly mean the weather. You don’t need me to tell you how much …

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Late winter fox

Late winter fox

It’s hard to hang on when it’s cold, whether you’re a human or a fox, harder still when the cost of food is going up, when the pickings are slimmer, when maybe …

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Windows and doors

Windows and doors

We’re looking out of a loft window. Always in some ways, if we must live in our heads. But here we are anyway, looking southeast. There’s a light wind round the frame …

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From the white field

From the white field

It’s nearly New Year, and there’s Silver Street poetry at St Stephen’s in central Bristol, BS1 1EQ, at 12.30 Friday 30th December. Whatever the future holds …

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