Darwin's Circus: Poems by Edward Fisher
In his second collection of works, Edward Fisher is at his rhapsodic best again, full of rhythmic surprise and lyrical freshness as he wrestles with the intermingling mysteries of love and death. Ordinary experience becomes a gateway to revelation through the miracle and adventure of the senses in a celebration of the natural world. The merry-go-round of the planet, dancing with animals, revolves in a circle of self-discovery, eternal renewal and metamorphosis. This festive air of child-like wonder and simple joy is set against the backdrop of the passing seasons and a sense of personal loss, plumbing the darker side of suffering that deepens our humanity and compassion. At once both testament and meditation, hymn and psalm, Fisher explores the universality of sacred stories, reconciling the scientific world-view with religious symbol and myth, and finding meaning in the guiding hand of love through the geography of longing and lament.
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acorns Antediluvian ARCADIAN GRACES Atonement beauty bone breath Cherubs circle Clouds compass rose curving dark DARWIN’S CIRCUS daydreams DAYS GO DANCING dewdrop dreams earthbound EAST IN LIGHT Echoing Edward Fisher Eternity eyes fairytales flower forever garden glory GO DANCING ROUND gold haunting heaven’s HELOISE HOLLOW BODY Hummingbird HUSHED HOSANNAS IfI could send imagination INSECT DYNAMO kiss LAND WHERE LOVE laughter leaf leaves lips lost LOVE LIES Love’s lovers lowly worm millennium moon mouth mulched nectar night Numinous ORCHARD EAST palm PERFECT POETIC poem PRESSED PETALS psalms rain rainbow Rainspouts RESIDUE OF DAY rhyme rings ROOM THIS MORNING ROUND THE POLES Saxophone SECRET OF JOY seed SEND A GRIEF shadows SLEEP LAY LONG slow-motion SOFTLY song songbirds soul sounds spring standing dead star STICK-FIGURE Taproot TIME’S VOICES SPEAK tongues tugs waves wet wings whispered wind WONDERFUL INDIGO TAPESTRY XYLEM & PHLOEM yawn Zygote