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.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Isaiah Levine Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
“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.READ MORE: Tony Award-Winning Temptations Musical 'Ain't Too Proud' Reopens On Broadway
“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.MORE NEWS: DEP Says New York City Tap Water Might Smell, Taste Different Because Of Different Supply Systems
Selections for “Poetry In Motion” are made by the Poetry Society of America.