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Roger McGough presents a selection of favourite poetry requests. The readers are Bill Paterson and Catherine Harvey.

Today we go dancing with leaves in the wind, and sailing with Yeats. Roger will be taking us on other metaphorically rich journeys with CP Cavafy, Michael Longley and a poet who is better known as a novelist: Sebastian Barry. There's also a chance to hear Frances Cornford's poem To a Fat Lady, alongside its (arguably as well known) parody by GK Chesterton. Rich autumnal offerings in verse.

Producer: Sarah Langan.

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30 minutes

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Sat 22 Oct 2011 23:30