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Dusk 'til Dawn

Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' requests for poems to take us through the night, from dusk 'til dawn. Poems of sun rise and sunset; of twilight and the dawn's early light. Of 3am worries and deep, deep sleep.

We watch the sun go down over the sea with Norman Nicholson and Siegfried Sassoon's lulls us to sleep. We lie awake fretting with Fleur Adcock and wake on a cold narrowboat with Jo Bell. John Donne helps us convince our other half to call in sick to work and come back to bed, and find that Robert Burns is not a morning person.

Readers: John Mackay, Siobhan Redmond and Barbara Flynn
Producer: Mair Bosworth.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Mar 2017 23:30

This Week's Poems

 

Sea to the West

By Norman Nicholson

From Being Alive

Published by Bloodaxe

 

Slumber Song

By Siegfried Sassoon

From Siegfried Sassoon – Collected Poems

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Sleepy Time

By Norman MacCaig

From the Poems of Norman MacCaig

Published by Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited

 

Slow Evening

By Norman MacCaig

From the Poems of Norman MacCaig

Published by Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited

 

Less Than a Hundred Hours

By Sara Berkeley

Published by The Gallery Press

 

Words, Wide Night

By Carol Ann Duffy

From The Other Country

Published by Picador

 

The Thought Fox

By Ted Hughes

From Ted Hughes – New Selected Poems 1957-1994

Published by Faber & Faber

 

True Love

By Sharon Olds

From Staying Alive

Published by Bloodaxe

 

Catching up on sleep

By Roger McGough

Taken from http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/catching-sleep

 

Things

By Fleur Adcock

From Fleur Adcock – Poems 1960-2000

Published by Bloodaxe

 

Roe-Deer

by Ted Hughes

From Ted Hughes – New Selected Poems 1957-1994

Published Faber & Faber

 

Happiness

By Raymond Carver

From All of Us

Published by Harvill Press

 

Morning

By Billy Collins

Taken from Picnic, Lightning

University of Pittsburgh Press.

 

Up in the Morning Early

By Robert Burns

Taken from http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/morning-early

 

Frozen In

By Jo Bell

From Kith

Published by Nine Arches Press

 

Break of Day

By John Donne

Taken from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/51783

 

Begin

By Brian Kennelly

Staying Alive

Bloodaxe Books

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterRoger McGough
ReaderJohn MacKay
ReaderSiobhan Redmond
ReaderBarbara Flynn
ProducerMair Bosworth

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