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Abse, Dannie: Mysteries

Adcock, Fleur: Immigrant

Agbabi, Patience: The London Eye

Agard, John: Chilling Out Beside the Thames

Agard, John: Toussaint L’Ouverture Acknowledges Wordsworth’s Sonnet ‘To Toussaint L’Ouverture’

Ahmed, Safrina: Layers of Kant reveal

Akhmatova, Anna: from Requiem

Alberti, Rafael tr. Strand, Mark: The Waves

Ali, Agha ShahidStationery

Alvi, Moniza : Arrival 1946

Alvi, Moniza:  Indian Cooking

Alvi, Moniza: Indian Cooking

Amichai, Yehuda Tr. Bloch, Chana and Kronfeld, Chana : Ein Yahav from “Israeli Travel: Otherness is All, Otherness is Love”

Amichai, Yehuda: My Father

Amichai, Yehuda : The place where we are right

Angelou, Maya: Come. And be my baby

Anon: Cries of London

Anon: I gave my love a cherry

Anon: I have a gentil cock

Anon: I saw a Peacock with a fiery tail

Anon: I shall say what inordinate love is

Anon: London Bells

Anon tr. Gerard Benson: Old English Riddle

Anon: Sumer is icumen in

Anon tr. Gerard Benson: The Coming of Grendel from Beowulf

Anon: The Silver Swan

Anon: Western Wind 1986 poster

Anon: Western Wind 1993 poster

Anon: Westron Wynde

Anon tr. Flann O Brien: Season Song

Anyte of Tegea tr.Peter Constantine: from The Greek Anthology

Anyte of Tegea tr.Peter Constantine: This Place is Aphrodite’s

Apollinaire, Guillaume tr. the Editors: La Petite Auto / The Little Car

Apollinaire, Guillaume Tr. Bernard, Oliver : Letter to Andre Billy. 9 April 1915

Arnold, Matthew: from Dover Beach

Arshi, Mona: This Morning

Auden,W.H. : Funeral Blues

Auden, W.H. : Song

Barker, Sebastian: In the Heart of Hackney

Basho, Matsuo: Autumn Evening

Bensley, Connie: Stations

Bensley, Connie: Shopper

Benson, Gerard (tr.) Léopold Sédar Senghor :  Et nous baignerons mon amie

Benson, Gerard: In a Young Time

Benson, Gerard: Riddle

Berry, James:  A dream of leavin

Berry, James: Benediction from Set 2 April 1986

Berry, James: Benediction from Set 106 November 2020

Betjeman, John: City

Betjeman, John from Summoned by Bells

Bhatt, Sujata: Finding India in Unexpected Places

Bhatt, Sujata Love in a Bathtub

Bhatt, SujataToday

The Bible: From The Song of Solomon

The Bible, 1 Corinthians: When I was a Child

Bishop, Elizabeth: Close close all night

Bishop, Elizabeth: Song

Blake, William : Ah! Sun-Flower

Blake, William: from Auguries of Innocence

Blake, William: From Jerusalem

Blake, William: Infant Joy

Blake, William: The Sick Rose

Bloom, Valerie: Sun a-shine, rain a-fall

Boland, Eavan:  Legends

Boland, Eavan: The Emigrant Irish

Boland, Eavan: This Moment

Borodale, Sean: Hot Bright Visionary Flies

Bosquet, tr. Beckett, Samuel : Fresh Sighs for Sale

Brathwaite, Kamau: Mmenson

Brathwaite, Kamau: Naima

Brathwaite, Kamau: Naima for John Coltrane

Breeze,Jean Binta: dreamer

Breeze,Jean Binta: Moonwise

Breeze,Jean Binta: rising

Breyner, Sophia de Mello: 25th April 1974

Breyner, Sophia de Mello: In the Poem

Broomfield, Matt: Playtime

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett: Sonnet from the Portuguese April 1988 Poster

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett: Sonnet from the Portuguese June 2006 Poster

Browning, Robert: Meeting at Night 1988 Poster

Browning, RobertMeeting at Night 2019 Poster

Brutus, Dennis: Nightsong : City

Bunting, Basil: Personal Column

Burns, Robert: A Red, Red Rose

Burns, Robert: John Anderson my Jo

Burns, Robert: Up in the Morning Early

Byron, Lord: from Don Juan

Byron, Lord: Sonnet on Chillon

Byron, Lord: So We’ll Go No More A-Roving

Carson, Ciaron: Fear

Cassels, Imogen : Boy

Carroll, Lewis: Father William

Carroll, Lewis: The Lobster Quadrille

Causley, Charles: Armistice Day

Causley, Charles: I am the Song

Causley, Charles: I Saw a Jolly Hunter

Cavafy, C.P. tr. Dalvin, Rae: Ionian Song

Celan, Paul tr. Hamburger, Michael: Thread suns

Chalar, Laura Tr. Mena, Erica  Cordón from ‘Montevideo’,

Chang Chi : Maple Bridge Night Mooring

Charles, Faustin Viv 2012 Poster

Chaucer, Geoffrey: Roundel from the Parliament of Fowls

Chernaik, Judith : Tortoise

Chuilleanáin: Eiléan Ní, Swineherd

Clark-Bekederemo, J.P. : Ibadan

Clarke, Gillian; Ode to Joy

Clarke, Gillian: Six Bells

Clarke, Gillian: Taid’s Grave

Collins, Merle: Free

Constantine, David : Peace (after Goethe)

Constantine,Peter tr., Anyte of Tegea : This Place is Aphrodite’s

Cope, Wendy: After the Lunch

Cope, Wendy: The Uncertainty of the Poet

Cornford, Frances: All Souls’ Night

Cornford, Frances: Parting in Wartime      

Crabbe, George: from The Borough

Crichton Smith, Iain: The Exiles

D’Aguiar, Fred: Mama Dot

Dawes, KwameDew

Darwish, Mahmoud : Green the land of my poem

de la Mare, Walter: Alas, alack!

de la Mare, Walter: Silver

De Luca, Christine: At Sixty

De Sousa, Eunice: Pilgrim

Dharkar, Imtiaz: Carving

Dickinson, Emily: I Stepped from Plank to Plank

Dickinson, Emily: Much Madness is Divinest Sense

Dickinson, Emily: My life closed twice before its close

Dickinson, Emily: There Came a Wind Like a Bugle

Dickinson, Emily: Wild Nights

Donaghy, Michael: The Present

Donne, John: Holy Sonnet

Donne, John: No Man is an Island

Dooley, Maura: Still Life with Sea Pinks and High Tide

Dorgan, Theo: Bread Dipped in Olive Oil and Salt

Draycott, JaneIndia

Draycott, Jane No.3 from Uses for the Thames

Duffy, Carol Ann: Hour

Duffy, Carol Ann: Passing-Bells

Duffy, Carol Ann: Prayer 1999 poster

Duffy, Carol Ann: Prayer 2009 poster

Duffy, Carol Ann: Words, Wide Night

Dunbar, William: from to the City of London

Dunmore, Helen : The Shaft

Dunn, Stephen: Happiness

Elfyn, Menna:  Brooch          

Eliot, T.S. : Prelude I

Enzensberger, Hans Magnus: Optimistic Little Poem

Ewart, Gavin: A 14-Year-Old Convalescent Cat in the Winter

Fainlight, Ruth: Handbag

Farley, Paul: For the House Sparrow, In Decline

Fiedorczuk , Julia tr. Johnston, Bill : Wish You Were Here 

Finch, Anne, Trail All Your Pikes

Forché, Carolyn: The Visitor

Fried, Erich tr. Hood, Stuart: A Collector

Fujiwara no Toshinari : Cuckoo

Fuller, John: Concerto for Double Bass

Gatsos, Nikos: from Amorgos

Goodison, Lorna : Bam Chi Chi La La: London, 1969

Goodison, Lorna: I am becoming my mother 1987 Poster

Goodison, Lorna, I am becoming my mother 2018 Poster

Goodison, Lorna: I am becoming my mother  2020 Poster                          

Graves, Robert : Love Without Hope

Graves, Robert : She Tells Her Love  

Greenlaw, Lavinia: Sisu

Gregory, Lady Augusta  translated from the Irish of Antione O’ Raifteiri:I am Raftery the Poet

Grunewald, Hattie: First Contact

Gunn, Thom : The Conversation of Old Men

Gurney, Ivor: Bach and the Sentry

Hardy, Thomas: In Time of the Breaking of Nations

Hardy, Thomas: Lines to a Movement in Mozart’s E-flat Symphony

Hardy, Thomas: Proud Songsters

Harray, Laura: Circulation

Harrison, Tony: The Morning After (August 1945)

Heaney, Seamus: Colmcille the Scribe

Heaney, Seamus: Had I not been awake

Heaney, Seamus: The Railway Children

Hegley, John Thankyou London Underground

Herbert, Cicely tr. Sappho : As a gale on the mountainside

Herbert, Cicely: Everything Changes 1988 Poster

Herbert, Cicely: Everything Changes 2020 Poster

Herbert, George: Virtue

Herbert, Zbigniew: Nothing Special

Herrick, Robert: Dreams

Herrick, Robert: from His Return to London

Hewitt, Seán: Leaf

Hikmet, Nazim: Baku at Night

Holub, Miroslav: In the microscope

Hope, A.D. : Inscription for a War

Hope, Danielle:  The Thunderbolt’s Training Manual

Hopkins,Gerald Manley: Inversnaid

Hopkins,Gerald Manley: Repeat that, Repeat

Hopkins, Gerard Manley: Spring and Fall

Hopkins, Gerard Manley: The Windhover

Housman, A. E: For the War Dead

Hughes, Langston: Dream Boogie

Hulme, T. E. : The Embankment

Jaccottet, Philippe Tr. Mahon, Derek: Distances

Jennings, Elizabeth: Delay

Johnson, Linton Kwesi : Beacon of Hope (for John La Rose)

Kaminsky, Ilya: In the Bright Sleeve of the Sky

Karim, Fawzi in a version by Howell, Anthony:  Black Ink

Kavanagh, Patrick: Consider the Grass Growing

Kavanagh, Patrick: Memory of my Father

Kay, Jackie: Promise

Kay, Jackie: Promise (2021)

Keats, John: from Endymion

Keats, John: from To Autumn

Keats, John : from To Autumn (2021 )

Keats, John: Lines from Endymion

Keats, John: from Ode to a Nightingale

Keats, John: On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer

Keats, John: When I have fears that I may cease to be

Kennedy, X J: To Someone Who Insisted I Look Up Someone

Kessler, Milton: Thanks Forever

Khalvati, Mimi: Apology

King, Henry: Sic Vita

Kipling, Rudyard: A Dead Statesman

Kramer, Lotte: Boy with Orange (out of Kosovo)

Kolatkar, Arun; The Butterfly

Koltz, Anise: The Birds Will Still Sing

Larkin, Philip, Cut Grass

Larkin, Philip: The Trees

Lau, Leon Yuchin: If a boy must wonder

Lawrence, D.H.: Piano 1989 Poster

Lawrence, D.H.: Piano 2010 Poster

Lear, Edward: There was an Old Man of Blackheath

Lear, Edward: There Was an Old Man With A Beard

Levertov, Denise: Living

Levi, Primo tr. Chiavetta, Eleonora: 25 February 1944

Lewis, Gwyneth: Small Brown Job

Lim, Shirley: Modern Secrets

Lister, R. P.: Buses on the Strand

Lochead, Liz: Riddle-Me-Ree

Logue, Christopher : London Airport

Longley, Michael: Harmonica

Longley, Michael: The Sonnets

Lorca, Frederico Garcia: Peaceful waters: Variation

Lovelace, Richard: To Althea from Prison

Lowe, Hannah: Love

MacCaig, Norman: Stars & Planets

MacColl, Ewan: Sweet Thames flow softly  

MacNeice, Louis:  from Autumn Journal

MacNeice, Louis:  What is truth?’ 

tr. Maguire, Sarah and Yari, Yama, Naderi, Partaw : My Voice

Mahon, Derek: Dog Days

Makoha, Nick: BOM Mumbai Airport

Mandelstam, Osip: You took away all the oceans and all the room

Mapanje, Jack: The Palm Trees at Chigawe

Markham, E.A.: The Thing Not Said

Marvell, Andrew: from The Garden

McGough, Roger: The Leader 1989 poster

McGough, Roger: The Leader 1995 poster

McKendrick, Jamie: Out There

Meehan, Paula: Not Weeding

Mehrotra, Arvind Krishna: Approaching Fifty

Merwin, W.S.: Separation

Mew, Charlotte: Sea Love

Michaelis, Hanny tr. de Jager, Marolijn: Somewhere in the House

Michelangelo, La forza d’un bel viso a che mi sprona?

Millay, Edna St Vincent: First Fig

Millay, Edna St Vincent : What Lips my Lips Have Kissed

Milligan, Spike: Look at all those monkeys

Milligan, Spike: Teeth

Milner, Ian, tr. Holub: In the microscope

Milosz, Czeslaw: Blacksmith Shop

Milton, John: On May Morning

Mitchell, Adrian: Celia Celia

Mitchell, Adrian: Celia Celia and Goodbye

Mitchell, Adrian: Song in Space

Mtshali, Oswald Mbuyiseni:  Inside My Zulu Hut

Moore, Marianne: I May, I Might, I Must

Moore, Thomas: Go where we May

Morgan, Edwin: The Loch Ness Monster’s Song

Morley, David: Fulcrum/Writing a World

Morrissey, Sinéad: Grasmere Journal, 1801

Msham, Mwana Kupona binti : from Poem to Her Daughter

Muldoon, Paul : An Old Pit Pony

Murray, Les: Late Summer Fires

Murray, Les: The Meaning of Existence

Naderi, Partaw , tr. Sarah Maguire and Yama Yari: My Voice

Nagra, Daljit : Look there he goes even now, my father

Nagra, Daljit : Our Town with the Whole of India

Naomi, Katrina: Diary

Nash, Miriam: Prayer for my Father as Child

Nichols, GraceEpilogue

Nichols, Grace: Like a Beacon (1986)

Nichols, Grace: Like a Beacon ( 2013)

Nichols, Grace: Like a Beacon (2016)

Nichols, Grace For the Life of This Planet

Nichols, Grace: Moment in a Peace March

O’Brien, Sean : The River Road

O’Connor, Brian: Spooner Goes Under

O’Donohue, John: Time to be slow

O’Sullivan, Leanne: Note

Osundare, Niyi ; I Sing of Change 2007 Poster

Osundare, Niyi : I Sing of Change 2012 Poster

Osundare, Niyi : I Sing of Change 2020 Poster

Owen, Wilfrid : Anthem for Doomed Youth

Owen, Wilfrid : Futility

Palladas tr. Tony Harrison: Loving the rituals

Parkes, Nii Ayikwei:  Barter

Parkes, Nii Ayikwei: Tin Roof

Pasternak, Boris Hops

Paterson, Don: Road

Pessoa, Fernando : Harvestwoman

Petit, Pascale: Her Glasses

Pilkington, Laetitia: A Song

Polley, Jacob: The Gulls

Po Chu-I: The Red Cockatoo

Porter, Peter: Waiting for Rain in Devon

Pound, Ezra, tr.:  Blue, blue is the grass

Pugh, Sheenagh:  Sometimes

Quasimodo, Salvatore Tr.Bevan, Jack : And suddenly it’s evening bilingual text

Quasimodo, Salvatore Tr.Bevan, Jack : And suddenly it’s Evening bilingual text

Raine, Kathleen: Dream

Raine, Kathleen: Heroes

Raine, Kathleen: Maire Macrae’s Song

Raine, Kathleen: The Very Leaves of the Acacia-tree are London

Revard, Carter: Birch Canoe    

Riviere, Sam: Cuts

Rhys, Ernest : Lost in France

Rich, Adrienne Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

Roethke, Theodore: The Sloth

Rosen, Michael: London Fields

Robinson, Roger : And if I speak of Paradise

Rosenberg, Isaac: August 1914

Rosenberg, Isaac: On Receiving News of the War        

Ryan, Tracy: The Lesson

Salkey, Andrew: A song for England 1991 Poster

Salkey, Andrew: A song for England 2012 Poster

Salkey, Andrew: History and Away

Sappho, tr. Cicely Herbert: As a gale on the mountainside

Sappho, Two Fragments

Sarton, May: A Glass of Water

Sassoon, Siegfried: Everyone Sang 1986 Poster

Sassoon, Siegfried: Everyone Sang 2009 Poster

Sassoon, Siegfried: The General

Satyamurti, Carole: Day Trip

Satyamurti, Carole : Ourstory

Seifert, Jaroslav: And now goodbye  

Senghor, Léopold Sédar, tr. Gerard Benson :  Et nous baignerons mon amie

Senior, Olive: Guinep

Shakespeare, William: Ariel’s Song 1988 Poster

Shakespeare, William: Ariel’s Song 2016 Poster

Shakespeare, William: Caliban (from The Tempest)

Shakespeare, William: Fear no more the heat o’ the sun

Shakespeare, WilliamFeste’s song

Shakespeare, William: From King Lear

Shakespeare, William: Prospero’s Farewell

Shakespeare, William: Puck to Oberon

Shakespeare, William: Sonnet 18

Shakespeare, William: Sonnet 29

Shakespeare, William: Sonnet 98

Shakespeare, William: Sonnet 116

Shakespeare, William: Under the greenwood tree

Shapcott, Jo: Gherkin Music

Shapcott, Jo: I go inside the tree

Shapcott, Jo: Quark

Sheers, Owen: Skirrid Fawr

Sheers, Owen: Swallows

Shelley, P.B.: from Adonais

Shelley, P.B.: Ozymandias, January 1986 poster

Shelley, P.B.: Ozymandias June 2016 poster

Shelley, P. B.: The World’s Great Age Begins Anew

Shelley, P. B.: Music When Soft Voices Die

Shelley, P.B.: With a Guitar To Jane

Sheridan, Thomas :A True and Faithful Inventory of the Goods belonging to Dr Swift

Sidney, Sir Philip: My true love hath my heart and I have his

Šimkus, Antanas: A Date on Sunday

Smart, Elizabeth : A Musical Note

Smith, Ken: Encounter at St. Martins

Smith, Ken: The bee dance

Smith, Stevie: Lady ‘Rogue’ Singleton

Snyder, Gary: At Maple Bridge

Sorescu, Marin  translated by D.J. Enright: Perseverance

Soyinka, Wole: Season

Soyinka, Wole: To My First White Hairs

Spaziani, Maria Luisa tr. Allen, Beverly : The Aegean

Spencer, Kyle : Astral Enlightenment

Stenberg, Eira tr. Lomas, Herbert: Almost Without Noticing

Stevens, Wallace: Disillusionment of Ten O’ Clock

Stevenson, Anne: After The Fall

Stevenson, Anne: It looks so simple from a distance

Stevenson, Anne: Lesson

Stevenson, Anne : Ragwort

Stephenson–Wright, Sophie: Whalesong

Szabo, Anna T. : from Labour Ward

Szirtes, George: Accordionist

Szirtes, George: A Trojan Horse in Trafalgar Square

Tennyson, Lord Alfred: from In Memoriam

Thomas, Dylan: From Fern Hill

Thomas, Dylan: In my Craft or Sullen Art

Thomas, Edward : In Memoriam (Easter 1915)

Thomas, Edward : Thaw

Thomas, R. S.: The Ancients of the World 

Tomlinson, Charles: If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper

Thompson, Francis: At Lord’s 1986 poster

Thompson, Francis: At Lord’s 2013 poster

Towers, Katherine: The Way We Go

Trakl, Georg tr. Constantine, David: Im Osten / In the East

Tranströmer, Tomas tr. Deane, John F. : From March ’79

Ungaretti , Giuseppe tr. Creagh, Patrick: Fratelli / Brothers

Wakoski, Diane: The Hitchhikers

Walcott, Derek: Map of the New World: Archipelagoes

Walcott, Derek: Midsummer, Tobago

Waterman, Andrew: Our Meetings

Whitman, Walt: Reconciliation

Whitman, Walt: What Am I After All

Wilde, Oscar: Symphony in Yellow

Williams, William Carlos: This is Just to Say 1986 Poster

Williams, William Carlos: This is Just to Say 2009 Poster

Williams, William Carlos: This Is Just to Say 2016 Poster

Woolf, Karen McCarthy: On the Thames

Wordsworth, William: Composed upon Westminster Bridge 1986 Poster

Wordsworth, William: Composed upon Westminster Bridge 2009 Poster

Wordsworth, William: Composed upon Westminster Bridge 2013 poster

Wordsworth, William: from The Prelude

Wordsworth, William: The Rainbow Comes and Goes

Wright, Judith: Rainforest

Wright, Kit: Honesty

Wright, Kit: Sergeant Brown’s Parrot

Wyatt, Sir Thomas: Tagus Farewell

Wyatt, Sir Thomas: They Flee from me

tr. Yari, Yama and Maguire, Sarah , Naderi, Partaw : My Voice

Yates, Luke: I think my brain is coming out of my ears

Yeats, W.B: An Irish Airman foresees his Death

Yeats, W.B: He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Yeats, W.B: from Sailing to Byzantium

Yeats, W.B: Her Anxiety 1986 poster

Yeats, W.B: Her Anxiety 2009 poster

Yeats, W. B: Vacillation

Yeats, W. B: When You Are Old

Young, Andrew: A Prehistoric camp                                

Youssef, Saadi tr. Mattawa, Khaled: Poetry

Zagajewski, Adam: Star

Zephaniah, Benjamin: Anti-Slavery Movements