NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – When was the last time a subway poster got you choked up?

For WCBS 880’s Jane Tillman Irving, it was recently, when she saw the poem “Heaven” by Patrick Phillips.

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“Heaven” is part of the MTA’s “Poetry In Motion” series.

To hear Phillips read his poem and for more details, click on the audio player above. 

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“Heaven” was written about 10 years ago, inspired by the death of Phillips’ father-in-law following a long battle with cancer.

“That was sort of what was going around in my head was the notion that what a beautiful idea it was that we might all reunite and that you would see the lost beloveds again,” Phillips said.

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Selections for “Poetry In Motion” are made by the Poetry Society of America.