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My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, will be published early in 2022 by Indigo Dreams. I am co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy. https://theleapingword.com

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas Lights in Bristol

 Early morning in Clifton

 Lunchtime on Wine Street

Three in the afternoon on Narrow Quay

Bristol, there've been times I've tried to leave you ...

... but somehow I forget to unhook the elastic strap from the back of my belt ...

... and I'm left doing a sort of horizontal bungee jump over and over again. 

I'm getting tired now ...

... and it's no real hardship to abandon resistance ...

... not on days like these.

Cranes on Princes Wharf
The Wills Memorial Building and Cathedral from M Shed
Looking south to Totterdown
Arnolfini on Narrow Quay
St Augustine's Reach
Over to Cabot Tower on Brandon Hill

Cathedral Steps
The Triangle


  1. You have pictured some of my favourite parts of Bristol here. I usually find myself around the M-shed and St. Nicholas' Market. Bristol looks lovely in the pale winter lilacs.

    1. Easy to take somewhere for granted when you've lived there all your life. My heart is in the countryside but sometimes Bristol bowls me over.