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28/04/2013

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.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 4 May 2013 23:30

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

Role Contributor
PresenterRoger McGough
PerformerPatrick Romer
PerformerAlun Raglan
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