Monday, December 03, 2012

James "Purlie" Wilson

James "Purlie" Wilson

OK, she’s nearly three
but when she called with delight,
after running around the headstones
lichened and leaning
in their carpet of Hampshire green
This would be a great place to live!
I knew she didn’t quite grasp the

Backtrack a week to Strathaven, Scotland
where, on a fruitless search for dead family,
we found the grave of James "Purlie" Wilson

Martyred in the cause
of freedom and emancipation
of working people

on August 30, 1820
never before heard of
how he lives for me now!
I grasp the context in my fist…