Poetry Please | Sonnet 30 (1999)
Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. Frank Delaney celebrates the programme's 20th anniversary with a gala performance of favourite poetry requested by contemporary poets. These include Whoso list to hunt by Thomas Wyatt read by Martin Jarvis, Questions about angels by Billy Collins read by Andrew Sachs, Entirely - Louis MacNeice read by Eleanor Bron, The road not taken by Robert Frost read by Martin Jarvis, A burnt ship by John Donne read by Andrew Sachs, The flower fed buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay read by Eleanor Bron, Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare read by Martin Jarvis, Zero by R. S. Thomas read by Eleanor Bron, An ordinary day by Norman MacCaig read by Andrew Sachs, My papa's waltz by Theodore Roethke read by Martin Jarvis, Mirror by Sylvia Plath read by Eleanor Bron, Death by Jaan Kaplinski read by Andrew Sachs, If my train will come by Katrina Porteus read by Eleanor Bron and Warning by Jenny Joseph, read by the poet.Tweet
Poetry Please | Sonnet 30 (1989)
Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. This episode contains Sonnet number 30 by William Shakespeare read by Tim Pigott Smith, Nod by Walter de la Mare read by Lin Sagovsky, Lenten thoughts of a high anglican, An Arundel tomb by Philip Larkin read by Tim Pigott Smith, An angel in Blythburgh church by Peter Porter read by the poet, In my garden by Emily Dickinson read by Lin Sagovsky and The world by Henry Vaughan read by Tim Pigott Smith.
Stanza | Rhythm and Sound
The first in a series of late night conversations with poetry in mind. Guest Tom Paulin takes presenter Andrew McAllister on a tour through sound and rhythm, moving from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Van Morrison and Emily Dickinson to Billie Holiday. This episode contains Dance to your daddy, London Bridge is falling down, Western wind by Anon, read by Tom Paulin, We three kings of orient are, Belfast street song by David Hammond, Inversnaid by Gerard Manley Hopkins, read by Tom Paulin, When to the session of sweet, silent thought by William Shakespeare and read by John Gielgud, Full fathom five by William Shakespeare, read by Basil Bunting, Under the light yet under by Emily Dickinson, read by Tom Paulin and Songs for a coloured singer by Elizabeth Bishop.