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
Deva’s Water Music
through the windswept heath and gorse,
we caught a glimpse of an ancient watercourse,
whose rutted channels, exposed on the ebbing tide,
held the sunken bones of dragon ships inside.
There were shattered oars and scattered heads,
resting on the riverbed,
and winged helmets, filled with drifting sands,
that still pined for distant Viking lands.
Stranded further up the estuary shore,
were interred roman galleys equipped for war,
their holds weighed down with vintage wine,
that had turned to vinegar with the passage of time.
Now, where the sea in its exile is nought but silt,
weary salt marshes conduct a benign eerie lilt,
to the humming of the reeds, and the marram grasses’ moans,
Deva’s water music calls the lost mariners home.
(What ever happened to all the Roman and Viking ships that visited the River Dee and the River Mersey?)
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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