Poetry Please | Sonnet 18 (1996)

Sonnet 18

Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. On Midsummer's Eve, Gareth Owen presents a poetic celebration of the sun and Summer. These include Midsummer Tobago by Derek Walcott read by Josette Simon, The garden by Andrew Marvell read by Josette Simon, Shall I compare thee to a summer's day by William Shakespeare in an archive reading by Bill Wallis, A summer villanella by Wendy Cope read by Josette Simon, The sunne rising by John Donne read by Josette Simon, Watching the sun by Amon Saba Saakana read by Josette Simon, Keep cool by Marcus Garvey read by Josette Simon, Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas in an archive reading by Dannie Abse, Sunlight on the garden by Louis MacNeice in an archive reading by Kathryn Howden and Solar by Philip Larkin read by Josette Simon.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 19'35''
  • Broadcast date: 1996

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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