London Poetry: Tube Strike Special

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 99 months ago
London Poetry: Tube Strike Special

Roger McGough / image © Colin Thomas
All hail Roger McGough and Thursday's National Poetry Day for bringing a glimmer of light into the grimness of today's tube strike. He's written a couple of poems to offer a moment of solace on the bus home tonight.

A Striking Soliloquy

tu be

or not

tu be

Tube Strike Haiku

trains that are side-lined

idling in rusty sidings

fear the knacker's yard

tunnels empty now

can see the light at both ends

birds risk a short cut

rails sleeping, dream of

a parallel universe

a new perspective

platforms yawn and stretch

enjoying the holiday

mice minding the gap

Last Updated 04 October 2010