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Learning to Wait

Taking his cue from Richard Church's eponymous poem, Tom Robinson considers what's required of us in 'Learning To Wait'.

The poem's paradoxical observation, 'All that I have grasped at I have lost, All I relinquished won', provokes Tom to explore the work of other writers who have reflected on wanting and waiting, including Milan Kundera, TS Eliot and DH Lawrence. With music by KD Lang, Shostakovich and Brian Eno.

Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

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Sun 21 Aug 2011 23:30