Wonderful old friend
Walking the same path as me
since we were seven years old.
Your great spirit lifts me up
as surely and joyously as a gentle wave
when I swim in the sea on a summer’s afternoon.
© Lucinda Moore
Picture 11944324, photograph, 1930s, image copyright Mary Evans / Vyntage Visuals/Everett Collection
Lucinda Moore is an author and historian, based in Sussex. A graduate of classical archaeology and ancient history from Oxford University, Lucinda has more than a decade of archival research experience, and loves documenting the world around her with words and pictures. Her first publication was an illustrated history book, Animals in the Great War (Pen & Sword, 2017), and she recently won her first poetry prize, in the ‘Unpublished Poet’ category of the 2020 Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary competition.