So she’d put on her veil/ before she went

Margaret & Corn Mouse in kitchen

Margaret and the Mouse

Margaret works in the farmhouse at Acton Scott.  She can make bread in the bread oven, cooked on the ashes; she can make the most delicious griddle cakes on the kitchen range; she can make corn dollies – and corn mice – deftly while she tells you stories…

I have pages of notes of what-Margaret-told-me, some of which are already finding their way into new poems.  But today she told me about her great-grandmother, and we made a poem.  Later, we read this poem out to several groups of people, with a minor health warning about its last word.  But as Margaret pointed out, it was just a commonplace, once.
Poem Great grandmother by Margaret




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