Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Gravesend

Gravesend is on the river, it's full of young people, marginal people, poor people, recent immigrants- and for all these reasons it has energy. Pocahontas, aka Matoaka, aka Rebecca Rolfe- first footer from the New World, mother of the first English-American child, person of multiple identities, crosser of boundaries, adventurer- is its genius loci. Her statue faces the river on which she died- arms widespread in greeting- Come all the world, whoever you are,  come death.....


Oh and the river is that river. The river. You know which river I mean...

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