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Low Tide


Wading in Deptford creek

my heart sings

fresh mud, sturdy staff

a story under every stone



© Lucinda Moore

Picture 10408580, photograph by John Gay, 1960s, image copyright Mary Evans / Historic England Collection



Lucinda Moore is a picture researcher at Mary Evans Picture Library, where she enjoys exploring the archive and writing about the hidden treasure that she uncovers. A graduate of classical archaeology and ancient history from Oxford University, Lucinda has more than a decade of archival research experience and is a regular contributor to another Mary Evans blog, Picturing the Great War. In her pre-baby days, Lucinda was a volunteer on low tide guided walks in Deptford Creek, and she was inspired by her love of wading in the creek to write this poem.