Margaret Moore

Margaret Moore was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. She now lives and works in Cambridge.

Poem: ‘Lifestyle’

Margaret Moore, 16 February 1984

Mailed fists could easily manage The earlier alphabets; Straight lines incised The deeds of dead warriors, The unbending will of the gods, The rules of division, Upon tablets of stone.

In the hedgeschools we attempt The humanist current cursive, Writing with quickening fingers (While there are yet fingers), Writing lightly upon skin (While there is yet skin).

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