June Poems

Poems from June 2020

Strange times recall past crises, eloquently described by the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats. We celebrated 150 years after his birth with two of his most popular poems, alongside poems by his friend Lady Augusta Gregory and the Irish poets Louis MacNeice, Eavan Boland and Paula Meehan. These Irish poems open our June favourites.  

They are followed by poems displayed on the tube in February 2020 – our last set before the lockdown that closed tube trains to all but essential travel.   

Another five poems celebrate the publication of our Orion anthology, Best Poems on the Underground.

Finally, we have six poems by ‘Individual Voices’ – English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh.

We hope readers will enjoy the wide range of poetry offered below.  

Our earlier poems can be found on our  ‘Favourite Poems’ page, with poems by Indian and Caribbean poets, including a dream of leavin by James Berry, who was instrumental in bringing British Caribbean poetry to a wide audience.

The poem dreamer by the Jamaican poet Jean Binta Breeze is now featured on our home page.

Our poems from July can be found on our ‘July Poems‘ Page

Our new poems for August can be found on our ‘This Month’s Poems’ Page

Irish Poems on the Underground

Our last set before the lockdown

Celebrating ‘Best Poems on the Underground’

Poems displayed earlier can be found on our ‘Favourite Poems’ page