Poem introduction

The next poem is called 'The Searchers'. At the time of the Moor Murders, I remember seeing on television news a whole line of men, policemen, crossing the moor because they were looking for the possible bodies of buried children, and they were probing with their sticks into the ground, with sharpened sticks, and sniffing at them. It seemed to me a very sinister and disturbing picture. This is called 'The Searchers'.

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