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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 June 2012

Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners poetry requests on subjects which range from birds to railways via love. The poems are read by Andrew Sachs and Catherine Harvey, with guest poets Cicely Herbert, John Siddique and Julian Stannard.

Producer Christine Hall.

  • Poems featured in Poetry Please - 10 June 2012

    Stars may fall in one’s hand by ASJ Tessimond
    From: ASJ Tessimond Collected Poems
    Published by Bloodaxe Books

    I Would Live in Your Love by Sara Teasdale
    From: Helen of Troy and Other Poems by Sara Teasdale
    Published by Macmillan

    Up at a Villa, Down in the City by Robert Browning
    From: The New Oxford Book of English Verse
    Published by OUP

    A Post-Modern City in the Fog Which is Now a Modernist City and Therefore Unreal, by Julian Stannard
    From: The Parrots of the Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli
    Published by Salmon

    Everything Changes by Cicely Herbert
    From: Poems on the Underground
    Published by Cassell

    Every Atom by John Siddique
    From: Full Blood
    Published by Salt

    Ducks by FW Harvey
    From: FW Harvey, Soldier, Poet
    Published by Alan Sutton

    Ducks’ Ditty by Kenneth Grahame
    From: The New Oxford Book of Children’s Verse
    Published by OUP

    Magpies in Picardy by T. Cameron Wilson
    From: The Faber Book of War Poetry
    Published by Faber

    Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
    From Edward Thomas – The Annotated Collected Poems
    Published by Bloodaxe

    Maire Macrae’s Song by Kathleen Raine
    From: The Collected Poems of Kathleen Raine
    Published by Golgonooza Press


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