Comments about Roy Fisher
Where's Birmingham river? Sunk.
Which river was it? Two. More or less.
History: we're on tribal ground. When they
moved in from the Trent, the first English
entered the holdings and the bodies of the people
who called the waters that kept them alive
Tame, the Dark River, these English spread their works
southward then westward, then all ways
for thirty-odd miles, up to the damp tips of the thirty-odd
weak headwaters of the Tame. By all of the Tame
they settled, and sat, named themselves after it:
Tomsaetan. And back down at Tamworth, where ...