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In-between Days

Roger McGough presents poems that look forward and back for an in-between time of year. There are memories and desires, some regrets, but poems of hope and expectation too.

Winter is over but Spring has not quite sprung. Roger McGough presents a selection of poetry requests for an in-between time of year which looks both forward and back. The programme's full of memories and desires, some regrets; but poems of hope and expectation too. Expect stars, trees, childhood escapades, journeys taken (and not taken); things viewed across distances of time and space. Producer James Cook.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 18 Mar 2017 23:30

This Week's Poems


Escape at Bedtime

By Robert Louis Stevenson

From The Kingfisher Book of Children’s Poetry

Published by Kingfisher Books


To the Evening Star

By William Blake

From Blake’s Poetical Works

Published by Oxford University Press


Three Trees

By Paul Henry


Growth Rings

By Menna Elfyn

Translated by Damian Walford Davies

From Murmur

Published by Bloodaxe Books



By Kathleen Jamie

From The Bonniest Companie

Published by Picador


Notes From an Italian Journey

By Alan Wickes

From Voceti

Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


Between Two Bridges

By Paul Henry




By Christala Rosena



Meeting Point

By Louis MacNeice

From Louis MacNeice – Collected Poems

Published by Faber & Faber


After They Have Tired of the Brilliance of Cities

By Stephen Spender

From Stephen Spender – New Collected Poems

Published by Faber & Faber


Extract from ‘The Prelude’

By William Wordsworth

From The Prelude

Published by Penguin Classics


The Darkling Thrush

By Thomas Hardy

From The Oxford Authors – Thomas Hardy

By Oxford University Press




Role Contributor
Presenter Roger McGough
Producer James Cook


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