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03/02/2013

Poetry requested by listeners, introduced by Roger McGough, including work by Vernon Scannell and Adrian Mitchell - and an unusual conversation between a cockroach and an Egyptian mummy.
Producer Christine Hall.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 9 Feb 2013 23:30

Poems featured in today's programme

Hide and Seek by Vernon Scannell
From Collected Poems 1950-1993
Published by Robson Books

Hide and Seek by Roger McGough
From All the Best
Published by Puffin

Archy Interviews a Pharaoh by Don Marquis
From Archy and Mehitabel
Published by Faber

Beattie is Three by Adrian Mitchell
From Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits
Published by Bloodaxe

Disguise by Adrian Mitchell
From Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits
Published by Bloodaxe

In the Orchard After Midnight by Brian Patten
Unpublished

Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(from The Princess)
From Alfred Lord Tennyson Selected Poems
Published by Penguin Classics

Patterns by Amy Lowell
From Men, Women and Ghosts
Published by Tredition

Peerless Jim Driscoll by Vernon Scannell
From Collected Poems 1950-1993
Published by Robson Books

What I Need for the Present by Brian Patten
From Collected Love Poems
Published by Harper Perennial

They Did Not Expect This by Vernon Scannell
From Collected Poems 1950-1993
Published by Robson Books

Death is Smaller than I Thought by Adrian Mitchell
From Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits
Published by Bloodaxe

The music used was a setting of "Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white" by Paul Mealor, from the CD "A Tender Light" on the Decca label.

 

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