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Autumn

Roger McGough celebrates the autumn equinox with poetry by AE Housman, Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, RS Thomas and more. Producer Sally Heaven.

30 minutes

This Week's Poems

 

A Day in Autumn

by RS Thomas

A Book of Nature Poems

Published by Viking Press

 

Digging

By Edward Thomas

From Poetry Please: The Seasons            

Published by Faber & Faber

 

October

By Jean Sprackland

From Poetry Please: The Seasons            

Published by Faber & Faber

 

The Sands of Dee

By Charles Kingsley

From The Kingfisher Book of Children's Poetry

Published by Kingfisher Books  

 

Beech

By Elizabeth Jennings

From Poetry Please: The Seasons            

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Last Week in October

By Thomas Hardy

From The Oxford Authors: Thomas Hardy

Published by Oxford University Press

 

The Solitary Reaper

By William Wordsworth

From Everyman's Book of Evergreen Verse

Published by J. M. Dent

 

To Meadows

By Robert Herrick

From The Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse

Published by Oxford University Press

 

Autumn

by Vernon Scannell

From Collected Poems 1950-1993

Published by Faber & Faber

 

The 4th of November

By Liz Berry

New and unpublished

 

November Songs

By Elaine Feinstein

From Elaine Feinstein: Collected Poems and Translations

Published by Carcanet

 

Poppies in October

By Sylvia Plath

From Poetry Please: The Seasons            

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Autumn A Dirge

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

From  The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Published by The Modern Library

 

Autumn

by Roy Campbell

From The Collected Poems of Roy Campbell

Published by The Bodley Head

 

Now is the Time for the Burning of the Leaves

By Laurence Binyon

From Poetry Please: The Seasons            

Published by Faber & Faber

 

When Summer's End is Nighing

By AE Houseman

From Poetry Please: The Seasons            

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Extract from Autumn Journal

By Louis MacNeice

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Credits

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Presenter Roger McGough
Producer Sally Heaven

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