Ten Poems about London Poetry Pamphlet By Candlestick Press
London has probably inspired more poetry than any of the world’s great cities. William Wordsworth’s iconic ‘Composed upon Westminster Bridge’ shows how even a great poet of nature could be dazzled by its architectural splendour and the serene waters of the Thames.
In more recent times, poets have relished London for its vivacity and heady contrasts. Here, the Underground becomes a fascinating ocean:“Swimming through the corridors and past signs I consider if the bow-wave of multi-coloured faces are really fish…” from ‘Underground’ by Elizabeth Bartlett