Over 400 poets contributed 800 poems to celebrate Liverpool's 800th year. You can read them all here, just click anywhere on the picture of the Liver Building. Alternatively, you can select poems from a list
My Athens by the Sea
I dreamed beyond the sunset where the blue meets deeper blue,
When twilight sets upon the heart and rests its crown on you;
To shimmer through the eventide, your splendour sets me free,
My heart, my home, my Liverpool, my Athens by the Sea.
The roads of Liverpool are long, the pilgrims' feet attest,
When shadows of the past will pale to light that sets to West;
The cross-roads of the pilgrim's world will never let me be,
A stranger but a passing friend, my Athens by the Sea.
Your rain will fall more softly and your winds will warmer blow,
The comforts of your hearts will keep and warm me where I go;
Where ere I dream of past and hope, whatever lands I see,
My heart will be the crown I set on Athens by the Sea.
To we tried to get poem800 published in book form but with 800 poems we couldn't find a publisher, also it was too expensive for us to print ourselves via vanity press so we regret that we have been unable to get it published. But we decided to leave it published on the internet i.e. running with a random poem every day (at our expense) and if anyone has any ideas on how to publish please get in touch.
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