A new set of poems on love, music, and the coming of spring will be on London Underground trains from February 14th.
We hope tube travellers will enjoy poems by Sasha Dugdale, Derek Walcott, Grace Nichols, Martin Bell and Raymond Antrobus
We are also marking the bicentenary of the death of the Romantic poet P B Shelley with the last stanza of his Ode to the West Wind, with famous lines which speak to all of us: ‘O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?’
The poems will be circulating on Underground and Overground trains through February and March.
The poems featured in February:
Private Ownership by Sasha Dugdale Reprinted by permission of Carcanet from Notebook (2003)
Love after Love by Derek Walcott Reprinted by permission of Faber from Collected Poems (1986)
Praise Song for My Mother by Grace Nichols Reprinted by permission of Curtis Brown from I Have Crossed an Ocean: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe 2010)
The Songs by Martin Bell Reprinted by permission of Bloodaxe Books from Complete Poems (1988)
Upwards (forTy Chijioke) after Christopher Gilbert by Raymond Antrobus Reprinted by permission of Picador from All the Names Given (2021)
from Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley
You can see the rest of our Poems for February 2022 here