Stanza | Rhythm and Sound

Sonnet 30

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.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 30'32''
  • Broadcast date: 1992

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

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