Poems on the Underground: Tube150 Moment in a Peace March - Grace Nichols
Poems on the Underground

Poems on the Underground: Tube150 Moment in a Peace March - Grace Nichols

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Part of the Poems on the Underground series, a poster print of the poem 'Moment in a Peace March' by Grace Nichols.
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Part of the Poems on the Underground series, a poster print of the poem 'Moment in a Peace March' by Grace Nichols featured on the transport system for the Tube150 celebrations.

Size: 61cm x 28cm

Moment in a Peace March
A holy multitude pouring
through the gates of Hyde Park - 
A great hunger repeated
in cities all over the world
 
 
 And when one hejab-ed woman
stumbled in the midst
how quickly she was uplifted -
With no loaves and no fish
 
Only the steadying doves of our arms
against the spectre of another war.

About the author:

Grace Nichols (born 1950) is a Guyanese poet, whose first collection, I is a Long-Memoried Woman (1983), won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. She emigrated to the UK in 1977. Much of her poetry is characterised by Caribbean rhythms and culture, and influenced by Guyanese and Amerinidan folklore. She lives in East Sussex with her partner, the Guyanese poet John Agard.

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