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In the last of the series we featured poems by writers perhaps better-known as novelists – such as DH Lawrence, Muriel Spark, Robert Graves, and Dermot Bolger. The readers were John Mackay and Bonnie Hurren. Also rare archive of the Welsh poet WH Davies introducing and reading his poem Leisure – with those famous lines:

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Piano by DH Lawrence.
From: The Love Poems of D.H. Lawrence
Publ: Kyle Cathie Ltd

From Leinster Street Ghosts by Dermot Bolger
Publ: Raven Arts Press

Leisure by W.H. Davies
From: The New Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1950

That Lonely Shoe Lying on the Road by Muriel Spark
From: All The Poems
Publ: Carcanet

To Paint a Water Lily by Ted Hughes
From: Lupercal
Publ: faber and faber

The Moth by Walter de la Mare
From: The Collected Poems of Walter de la Mare
Publ: faber and faber

To a Mouse by Robert Burns
From: The Poetical Works of Robert Burns
Publ: Senate

The White Goddess by Robert Graves
From: Complete Poems – Volume 2
Publ: Carcanet

The Rider at the Gate by John Masefield
From: The Collected Poems of John Masefield
Publ: William Heinemann Ltd

The Mistake by James Fenton
From: Out of Danger
Publ: Penguin

A Woman of a Certain Age by Carol Rumens
From: Thinking of Skins
Publ: Bloodaxe Books

Going, Going by Philip Larkin
From: Collected Poems
Publ: faber and faber

Wolsey’s Farewell from Henry the Eighth
From: Shakespeare – The Viking Portable Library

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 23 Feb 2008 23:30
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