Summer solstice on the BBC

For the benefit of their English audience but regrettably not for all others, the BBC have been broadcasting a selection of poems at intervals throughout the day in celebration of the Solstice. Today we have had the privilege of listening to well-read favourites, spoken by well-known voices. I hope that many of you were able to catch at least one. Despite my love of Larkin, his contribution being, “Cut grass,” I feel that “The way through the woods,” by Rudyard Kipling was the most enjoyable of the day. Not being a fan of love poems my views on “Strawberries,” by Edwin Morgan were mixed but it was a rare delight to hear again the lovely “Adlestrop,” from Edward Thomas. On the whole a fine varied choice and I hope that you were able to enjoy them too. If so, I would be interested to know which was your favourite out of the selection on offer?


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