Poem of the North

Fifty years of the Northern Poetry Library

From Canto 2

Welcome to Liverpool

lift your head         your eye on the skyline –
cathedral          beacon             cathedral
begin at the left
keep your strokes small and precise
stipple sometimes                marking time
until you are                the fro of the ferry
add Albert Dock   landing stage   three graces
the Liver clock striking seven

work quickly               each stroke a cipher
where we are

drawn to the ferry’s deck-rail

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