Located in the middle of The Moor , Sheffield S1, opposite Rockingham Way. (A-Z p.4 5D) Description: The poem is carved in two semicircular paving stones set together to form a circle and surrounded by small stone setts. These stones mark the junction of the Moor with Rockingham Way. Similar patterns of paving record the appearance of the other side streets to The Moor, a major pedestrianised shopping street in the middle of Sheffield. The diameter of the circle is 1.95 m and the letters are up to 9 cm high.
The full text reads: "Here lies / a city's heart. / There in her hills lie / her green bones. Quiet under / the clutter of houses and streets. / And there in her rivers run veins / That long ago powered her mills. / Her long limbs reach to the / moors. But here, here / lies her throbbing / heart. / B.D." Commission: Moor Traders Association. % for art during a complete refurbishment of the street. A companion poem was installed nearby.
[Update] Poem removed in 2011 refurbishment of The Moor.