David Ralph Lewis

Poet and Author

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Christmas in Bemmie

01 Dec 2019 Category: photos




I really love these festive walls in Bedminster. They are all over the street, shop windows and shutters. It makes it feel like a unified community.

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This election

28 Nov 2019 Category: politics

I’ve been avoiding the election cycle because its just so depressing. Lies after misinformation after racist dogwhistles after lies. It’s disheartening to see people support the Tories, who have messed everything up over the last ten years. At this point it feels more like Stockholm syndrome.

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Move fast and break things

25 Nov 2019 Category: poetry

We’ve found a way to monetize breath.
It’s simply a game changer. Can you feel
the paradigms shifting under your feet?
We are shaking up the world like a snowglobe
and breaking traditions. Each inhale a cent,
each exhale is free. Thats it! Simple!

After all, we are providing a service.
We could flood the atmosphere with
deadly chlorine gas, killing everyone
painlessly and quickly, but we don’t.
We allow seven billion humans to live.
So we are providing a service.

The market has responded favourably.
All hail the market! Praise stock tickers!
We’ve revolutionised food and water,
turned the...

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Dive

23 Nov 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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The crowd

21 Nov 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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Unreal sunrise

17 Nov 2019 Category: photos


Taken accidentally on my phone in the middle of the day, probably generated by my fingers covering the lens.

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Accidental plagarism

16 Nov 2019 Category: creativity

I read a poem at an open mic a couple of months back. I was quite pleased with it. Only recently did I realise the central image was almost the same as another poet’s work who I had seen a couple of months before. Without realising it, I had completely ripped them off.

So I looked back at my writing, only to find the problem was more widespread than I thought. Other poems were similar to existing pieces from other poets. One had the same subject matter and even style as a poem I heard months ago. In each case,...

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Reflections

13 Nov 2019 Category: photos


… Even under winter’s
tightest fist some light still slips through
to you, and isn’t that a miracle?

From I Know You Love Manhattan But You Should Look Up More Often by Ariel Francisco

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Songs for November

12 Nov 2019 Category: music

Pauline Seawards shared this and I just had to share it as well.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/w7HJZPlJn_U

David Byrne sings Heroes with a choir who had practiced for just an hour beforehand. It’s utterly beautiful and hypnotizing.

I also love what David Byrne said about the performance:

here is a transcendent feeling in being subsumed and surrendering to a group. This applies to sports, military drills, dancing… and group singing. One becomes a part of something larger than oneself, and something in our makeup rewards us when that happens. We cling to our individuality, but we experience true ecstasy when we give...

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November

07 Nov 2019 Category: poetry

The cold makes a home
deep inside your weary bones.
Frost glimmers and grins.

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New poem at Highland Park Poetry

05 Nov 2019 Category: publications

Hello, I’m really pleased to have a new poem at Highland Park Poetry called Fluvial Dreams. All the poems are water themed. Check it out here.

I also really like Storm After Drought by Donna Pucciani. Have a look at all the poems.

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6 Ways to Promote Your Book

04 Nov 2019 Category: stories

  • Be active on social media.  Don’t just endlessly spam your book, engage with different conversations. Make book marketing personal!
  • Get a professional to design your cover. If the book is a romance novel, make sure they include archaic runes, a dragon, headshots of the cast of Saved by the Bell: The New Class and kittens. If it’s a fantasy novel, add two dragons.
  • Know your audience. Know who they are, what things they like to read and watch. Know the bars they hang out at. Know where they live. Know what their diary says, the one they keep in...

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Art Vs. Reality

31 Oct 2019 Category: photos


Mural by Xenz.

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Rise

25 Oct 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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Winter Fog

24 Oct 2019 Category: photos




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