Poems on the Underground: Tube150 Stations - Connie Bensley
Poems on the Underground

Poems on the Underground: Tube150 Stations - Connie Bensley

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Part of the Poems on the Underground, a poster print of the poem 'Stations' by Connie Bensley
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Part of the Poems on the Underground, a poster print of the poem 'Stations' by Connie Bensley featured on the transport system for the Tube150 celebrations.

Size: 61cm x 28cm

Stations

As he travels home on the Northern Line
he is reviewing his marriage.
 
When he used to tell her that he loved her
it was certainly true: but now the words -
 
though they still fulfil a useful and ceremonial
purpose - have lost some of their resonance.
 
as in Baron Court or St John's Wood
or the beautiful Shepherd's Bush.

About the author:

Connie Bensley was born in south-west London, and has always lived there, apart from wartime evacuation. Until her retirement she worked as a secretary to doctors and to an M.P. and as a medical copywriter. Her latest book from Bloodaxe is Finding a Leg to Stand On: New & Selected Poems (2012), which presents new work with poems drawn from six previous collections: Progress Report and Moving In, originally published by Peterloo Poets, and four later books published by Bloodaxe: Central Reservations (1990), Choosing To Be a Swan (1994), The Back & the Front of It (2000) and Private Pleasures (2007).

 
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