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

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Daily Poem


Liverpool - that great city
standing on the banks of the Mersey,
from whence for ages past
men have taken out to sea.
To explore the great wild world.
Or to sail on a ferry boat for
an evening's spree.
To dance and enjoy good company.

Great buildings stand on the Mersey,
from which we can stand and see
for many miles far and wide,
Gazing out towards the Atlantic Ocean,
Where ships sail all over the earth
after sailing to another in a foreign berth.

Trade and commerce have swept
the country
from the port of Liverpool star
of the sea.
Brought in from all over the world
via the ever dependable River Mersey.
Which will ebb abd flow until
the end of time
After having served both thine
and mine.

Blanche Rice

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

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