Programme 2 – Poems about Poetry

Malcolm Guite

In our second programme we look at five poems (see below) by modern poets writing about poetry itself.

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Click here to find out more about Lance’s poetry CD (Sing in My Mind)

Follow these links to find the words to each poem (where no link exists we encourage you to buy the book!)

 

James Carter

Shed Fever by Malcolm Guite (from After Prayer published by Canterbury Press. Used with the author’s permission.)

Preliminary Ritual by Malcolm Guite (from After Prayer published by Canterbury Press. Used with the author’s permission.)

After the Book is Closed by Gerard Benson (from Swings and Shadows, edited by Anne Harvey, published by Random House. Copyright Control)

When there was nothing by Stewart Henderson (from Homeland published by Hodder & Stoughton.  Copyright c 1993 Stewart Henderson.  Used with the author’s permission.)

Take a Poem by James Carter (from Zim Zam Zoom – zappy poems to read out loud published by Otter-Barry Books Ltd. Used with the author’s permission.)

Programme 1 – Poetry in hard times: Shakespeare, Milton, Cowper

Henry V
Henry V

In our first programme we look at three poems (see below) to help get us through hard times (since the podcast was launched during the Corona Virus lock-down of 2020).

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Click here to find out more about the CD (Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits) which features Lance’s performance of ‘Once more unto the breach’

William Shakespeare, King Henry V, Act 3, scene 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Milton, ‘Sonnet on his Blindness’

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Cowper, ‘Light shining out of darkness’