| poetry society home | landmarks home | search | contact |

Poetry Landmarks

Waterloo Station leading to IMAX


(Public Art)


To find poetry in this underpass is both an enormous surprise and a great pleasure. The walk through this otherwise rather unpleasant underground tunnel is tranformed into a dream journey. The poem conjurs in a gritty, yet lyrical language a modern version of the myth of Eurydice. This is a most inventive use of space and language. The fact that the poem has been created especially for the space gives it a haunting presence. For those who walk this way on a daily basis the poem gradually infiltrates, becoming familiar over a period of time. This is poetry, literally for everyone. Watch people as they walk through; the down and out is as likely to stop as the student of the business man.

Contact Information

Waterloo Station
Exit at main exit of Waterloo station opposite Eurostar and immediately outside take the underpass that leads to the IMAX cinema from the main exit of Waterloo Station



Poetry Society 2003
Information from this website can be copied for private and personal use. All and any other reproduction is expressly prohibited, unless it is authorised in writing in advance by the Poetry Society.