One hundred and forty-four poems were selected by the editor from the two hundred or so displayed on DART carriages between 1987 and 1994: short enough for passengers to read without missing their stops, resonant enough to inspire reflection, disquietude or delight. Three were written especially for Dublin's train travellers. and about half of them are by Irish poets. Featuring poetry by Yeats, Dickinson, Larkin, Eliot, Synge, Auden, Heaney, Beckett, Blake, Frost, Muldoon, Shakespeare, Hardy, Montague, Wilde, Joyce, Milton, Coleridge, e.e. cummings, Tennyson, Rossetti, Flann O'Brien, Longley, the Bronte sisters, and many more.