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
The Later Train From Central
Her uniform is baggy, like her voice
so now we know the fine’s ten quid
(if the inspector gets on)
and the peak rate must be paid
because he didn’t buy his ticket at the station.
His face is pink. He laughs a lot.
The woman doing a crossword
solves a clue.
A thin girl leaning on the handrail
holds a carrier bag (Monsoon,
the plastic creased and the handles
pulled). A man in his thirties
answers his phone, taps his foot,
chews gum. Gum
makes my teeth ache.
The man with the bald head is my age.
There are bluebells on the embankment.
She tucks her legs under the seat,
the woman in the raincoat, glances
at the girl with auburn hair, but
they don’t talk, not at all, and stare
left and right, not moving.
The couple who just got on
may be married. The boy
at the back of the carriage
is doing his homework.
The man who didn’t buy his ticket
pockets his change. After the new flats
and the golf course, we all turn
to look at 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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