Just above the station, is Sheffield Hallam University and scribed on the end of one of their tallest buildings, half way up Howard Street, is this poem by former Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion.
Written specifically for this location, it is part of the 2007 'Off The Shelf' literature festival; Sheffield's annual celebration of Reading and Writing - one of the UK's biggest and most significant festivals of the written word, which offers a full and wide-ranging programme for all ages.
Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate between 1999 and 2009 and was awarded an honorary Doctorate at Hallam University in 2002. He became SIR Andrew Motion when he was knighted for services to literature in 2009.
This isn't the only poem displayed around the city, but it's the only one for which I have a photo. One day soonish, I must return and seek out the rest!
Sir Andrew Motion's brief was to write a poem which would grab the attention of the visitor to the city. What do you think? Did he succeed? Does it make sense?