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28/04/2013

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 28 April 2013

Roger McGough presents the first in a new series of poems requested by listeners, with an edition that dares to walk on the wilder side, focusing on feelings other than those that relate to love. If the emotions felt in a single day were mapped across a life, what would be encountered? We hear poems that touch upon darker feelings, such as hatred, shame and remembrance.

Joined by the actors Patrick Romer, Kate Littlewood and Alun Raglan, Roger introduces poems by the likes of the footloose Verlaine, some sharply observed gems by Emily Dickinson, a dark poem about shame by the American poet Richard Wilbur, and a lament that conjures up powerful suburban frustrations, written by the Bristol-based poet and novelist, Helen Dunmore.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

  • This Week's Poems

    Sanskrit Salutation to the Dawn                

    By Kalidasa

    Taken from http://www.holistic-online.com/Prayer/Spl_prayers/hol_prayer_sanskrit-salutation-to-dawn.htm

     

    Sensation                                                           

    By Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Kenneth Koch

    From Sleeping on the Wing; an Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing

    Publisher: Random House

     

    Pain Has an Element of Blank                     

    By Emily Dickinson

    From The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson 

    Publisher:  Faber

     

    When You’ve Got                                           

    By Helen Dunmore

    From Being Alive

    Publisher: Bloodaxe

     

    Hatred 

    By Wislawa Szymborska, translated by Stanislaw Baranczak & Clare Kavanagh

    From Wislawa Szymborska - Poems New and Collected 1957 – 1997

    Publisher: Faber

     

    Shame                                                                 

    By Richard Wilbur

    From The Faber Book of Modern Verse

    Publisher: Faber

     

    The Uncommon Old Man                            

    Anon

    From “The Convivial Songster” 1782

     

    Success is Counted Sweetest                    

    By Emily Dickinson

    From The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson 

    Publisher:  Faber

     

    To Make a Prairie it Takes                            

    By Emily Dickinson

    From The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson 

    Publisher:  Faber

     

    There is Another Sky                                     

    By Emily Dickinson

    From The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson 

    Publisher:  Faber

     

    The Soul Unto Itself                                       

    By Emily Dickinson

    From The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson 

    Publisher:  Faber

     

    Darling Fool Child                                            

    By Kate Scott

    From Stitches

    Publisher Peterloo Poets

     

    A Second Childhood                                      

    By GK Chesterton

    From The Works of GK Chesterton

    Publisher: Wordsworth Poetry Library

     

    Remembrance                                                 

    By Emily Bronte

    From The Brontes - Selected Poems 

    Publisher : Everyman

     

    A Woman’s Last Word                                  

    By Robert Browning

    From The Poetical Works of Robert Browning vol II

    Publisher:  John Murray

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Credits

Presenter
Roger McGough
Performer
Patrick Romer
Performer
Alun Raglan

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