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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 January 2013

Roger McGough presents requests for poems on subjects as varied as the sounds of flowing water, Tarzan as an old man, galloping cats and peaceful Sunday mornings. The readers are Patrick Romer, Kate Littlewood and Alun Raglan.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

  • This Week's Poems

    The Constancy of Water

    By Kerry Popplewell

    From Leaving the Tableland

    Publisher: Steele Roberts


    Johnny Weissmuller Dead in Acapulco                   

    By Clive James

    From Other Passports – Poems 1958 – 1985

    Publisher: Jonathan Cape


    Your Attention Please                   

    By Peter Porter

    From Peter Porter – Collected Poems Vol 1, 1961 – 1981

    Publisher: Oxford University Press


    The Galloping Cat                            

    By Stevie Smith

    From The Collected Poems of Stevie Smith

    Publisher: Allen Lane


    Sunday Morning

    By Wallace Stevens

    From Wallace Stevens – Selected Poems

    Publisher: Faber and Faber


    45 Mercy Street

    By Anne Sexton

    From Anne Sexton – The Complete Poems

    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin


    Eagle One, Eagle Two                    

    By Charles Causley

    From Charles Causley – Collected Poems

    Publisher: Macmillan


    The Anniversarie                             

    By John Donne

    From John Donne – Poems and Prose

    Publisher: Everyman




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