Over 400 poets contributed 800 poems to celebrate Liverpool's 800th year. You can read them all here, just click anywhere on the picture of the Liver Building. Alternatively, you can select poems from a list

Contact: info@poem800.com

Daily Poem

Mother Liverpool

Mother Liverpool
skirts muddied by silted brine
time-worn weary
but always a smile
for you her prodigal son ... and daughter.

Mother Liverpool
watching over her brood
for 800 years
arms ever wide
a big welcome home
no matter how poor
where you have been
what you have seen

Mother Liverpool
never scolds
glad to see you
glad to have you home
even for a little while

But you know as well as I do
as soon as you leave
she will wave you goodbye
then turn to hide a tear
Mother Liverpool’s love
is unconditional

N. Martin

Future Plans

To we tried to get poem800 published in book form but with 800 poems we couldn't find a publisher, also it was too expensive for us to print ourselves via vanity press so we regret that we have been unable to get it published. But we decided to leave it published on the internet i.e. running with a random poem every day (at our expense) and if anyone has any ideas on how to publish please get in touch.

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Great Links

Pete Price Radio City 10.00 pm Sun - Thursday (read him some poetry!)

Claire Hamilton Arts and Culture Show Sunday 1-4pm Radio Merseyside

Write Out Loud
Dead Good Poets Society
Magical History Tour
The celebrations for 700 years in 1907

Liverpool Poem 800 is brought to you in association with the North West Disability Arts Forum

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