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POETRY PLEASE
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Poetry Please
Sunday 16:30-17:00
Saturday (rpt) 23:00-23:30
The poems you want to hear
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If you'd like to suggest a particular poem for possible inclusion in the programme, contact us - don't forget to tell us why you'd like to hear your choice...
This week
Sunday 2 October 2005
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Roger McGough
Roger McGough introduces a selection of poems chosen by listeners
Featured poems
Rain on Dry Ground by Christopher Fry
From: The Boy with the Cart
Publ: Frederick Muller Ltd

The Falcom to the Falconer by Jonathan Steffen
From:  Poem for the Day published by Sinclair-Stevenson

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
From: Wild Geese : Selected Poems
Publ: Bloodaxe

Two Eagles by Andrew Motion
From: Public Property
Publ: Faber & Faber

Bird Log by Jeremy Grange.
Overall winner of BBC Wildlife Magazine competition

Dormouse Stronghold by Paul Farley
Unpublished

Toad by Norman MacCaig
From: The Equal Skies
Chatto

Rain on Dry Ground by Christopher Fry
From: The Boy with the Cart
Publ: Frederick Muller Ltd

The Falcom to the Falconer by Jonathan Steffen
From:  Poem for the Day published by Sinclair-Stevenson

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
From: Wild Geese : Selected Poems
Publ: Bloodaxe

Two Eagles by Andrew Motion
From: Public Property
Publ: Faber & Faber

Bird Log by Jeremy Grange. 
Overall winner of BBC Wildlife Magazine competition

Dormouse Stronghold by Paul Farley
Unpublished

Toad by Norman MacCaig
From: The Equal Skies
Chatto

The Owl Critic by JT Fields (non copyright)
From: The Oxford Book of American Light Verse
Publ: Oxford

Wheelie Bin Robins by Aidan Tulloch. 
Winner of the aged 7 and under competition
run by BBC Wildlife Magazine

Spell to Bring a  Smile by John Agard
From:  Laughter is an Egg
Publ: Puffin

Reason for Not Writing Orthodox Nature Poetry
by John Wain
From: The Albemarle Book of Modern Verse 2

From: Dart by Alice Oswald
Publ: Faber & Faber

The Cat and the Moon by Yeats
From: The Collected Poems
Publ:  Palgrave
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