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Where you read it first | Friday, April 19, 2024

Rose Hollander

The text of James Moore’s poem, part of the public art installation, is depicted alongside Davis Station.

Right under your feet: Red Line poems in Davis Square break up daily commute

As a commuter tried to make out the words of Richard C. Shaner’s “Gilman Pond Mountain,”someone walked right over it. Engraved poems line the brick floor of the Davis Square MBTA station. Installed in the 1980s shortly after the station was initially constructed, the poems range from classics by Walt Whitman and Elizabeth Bishop to a short poem on the “free will” of tomatoes by Peter Payack.

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