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John Masefield and the Sea

Roger McGough marks 50 years since the death of John Masefield with a programme full of poetry about the sea, from the Odyssey to the Ancient Mariner to the Mermaid at Zennor. Producer Sally Heaven.

30 minutes

This week's poems

                                                                                                              

Sea Fever

By John Masefield

From Collected Poems – John Masefield

Published by William Heinemann Ltd

 

The Galley-Rowers 

By John Masefield

From Collected Poems – John Masefield

Published by William Heinemann Ltd

 

Odyssey  

By Homer

Dramatisation by Simon Armitage

       

Hermes of the Ways                                                                                           

By HD (Hilda Doolittle)

From  Collected Poems, 1912–1944 [H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)]

Published by New Directions

 

Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Part 1  

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge                                                                         

From Poems: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published by Everyman

 

Home-Thoughts from the Sea                        

By Robert Browning

From Browning: Poems selected by W.E Williams

Published by Penguin Books

 

At Whose Sheltering Shall the Day Sea

By WS Graham

Taken from Poetry Foundation   

         

To the Mermaid at Zennor                                                                               

By John Heath-Stubbs

From The Puffin Book of Salt-Sea Verse         

Published by Puffin/Penguin   

 

A Sea Child

By Bliss Carman

Taken from Bartleby

 

Pre-Existence

By Frances Cornford

From Frances Cornford – Collected Poems

Published by The Cresset Press    

 

The Sea

By James Reeves

From The New Oxford Book of Children’s Verse

Published by Oxford University Press

 

The View

By Kathleen Jamie

From The Bonniest Companie

Published by Picador                                                                                                                                

Lovers on Aran

By Seamus Heaney

Taken from PoemHunter.com

 

This Page is a Cloud                                                                                      

By Derek Walcott

Taken from Scottish Poetry Library

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