Poems for the Spring Equinox
A chance to hear all of the poetry broadcast on Friday
A chance to hear all of the poems broadcast on Friday as part of Four Seasons day of poetry celebrating the Spring Equinox
Putting In The Seed by Robert Frost read by Anton Lesser began the day on Farming Today.
Christopher Eccleston read A Northern Morning by Alistair Elliot
Menna Elfyn was the guest poet on Woman's Hour reading her poems Growth Rings and Teaching Dylan Thomas' Muse To Speak Welsh
Manchester poet Louise Wallwein wrote and read her specially commissioned poem Equinox on Front Row
City Lilacs by Helen Dunmore was read by Tanya Moodie
Richard Harrington read Late March by Richard Schiffman
Instructions on Not Giving Up by Ada Limόn read by Tanya Moodie
Snail by Thom Gunn read by Anton Lesser
Begin by Brendan Kennelly read by Richard Harrington
A Little Madness in the Spring by Emily Dickinson read by Siobhan Redmond
RS Thomas’ A Blackbird Singing read by Simon Russell Beale
In Praise of Spring by Linda Gregg read by Richard Harrington
May by Kerry Hardie read by Tanya Moodie
Sixty by Philip Booth read by Anton Lesser
Producer: Maggie Ayre
‘Instructions on not giving up’ by Ada Limόn from ‘The Carrying’ published by Milkweed Editions.
‘Late March’ by Richard Schiffman was first published by Grey Sparrow Press and is available in the collection ‘What the Dust Doesn’t Know’ by Salmon Poetry.