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The Autumn 2011 set of Poems on the Underground commemorates wars past and present and celebrates the universal desire for peace. The poems on display:
The Morning After (August 1945) by Tony Harrison - A vivid personal memory of VJ Day in Leeds, ëjoy though banked with griefí. Reprinted by permission of the author and Penguin Books Ltd.
Passing-Bells The first 14 lines of a new poem by the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, in memory of soldiers lost in wars that continue to this day. Reprinted from The Bees by permission of the author and Pan Macmillan.
Song in Space by Adrian Mitchell, a powerful advocate for poetry and a major anti-war activist. Reprinted from Love Songs of World War Three.
Lost in France by Ernest Rhys, the founder of Everymanís Library.
Futility by Wilfred Owen, who died in France seven days before the Armistice ending the First World War.
Lines from Isaiah, with an image from the British Library copy of the King James Bible (1611), in celebration of its 400th anniversary.