Poetry in Public: Places of Landing

Poems will replace advertising on public transit, enlivening commutes across King County.

Poetry in Public celebrates local voices by featuring poems written by King County residents in shared spaces. This year’s theme, Places of Landing, embraces the poetry of our daily lives. It honors the movements, places, and feelings that tell the stories of our days. Everyone can be a poet!

Featured Poet

Home Again

That first bus ride after moving
back to Washington, I cooed over
everything, enraptured.

The brick of King Street Station
seeming folkloric, enchanting.
Oceanic firs blurring by windows,

a symphony of light.
Even the pigeons seemed elegant,
profound. This is what comes

from loving a place: you see
beauty everywhere.

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