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POEM Robert Frost – Come In

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Every Saturday morning on 106.9 SFM GIll Fraser Lee @Ahappyflower reads a poem in our Tranquil Time section.

This morning she reads the American poet Robert Frost’s poem – Come In.

Frost is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. He’s one of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century. He was honoured frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.

How To Sound Scottish for the Glasgow Games

The 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow opened in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park on 23rd July 2014.

Glaswegians can be difficult to understand, at the best of times, and are often wary of strangers with strange voices (mainly English speakers).

So – to help the weary English traveller survive their encounters with my Scottish countrymen, Jason thought it would be useful to teach his English neighbours how to sound Scottish and avoid being given wonky information or dodgy directions.

Voice actor Jay Britton was drafted in to see if he could get our very own Kyra Cross tawlkin scowtish

http://www.voiceofjaybritton.com/

POEM: There will come soft rains by Sara Teasdale

Sara Trevor Teasdale was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1884. She published Sonnets to Duse, and Other Poems, in her first volume of verse, in 1907. Her second collection, Helen of Troy, and Other Poems, followed in 1911, and her third, Rivers to the Sea, in 1915.

Gill Fraser Lee reads her poem There Will Come Soft Rains on Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast Show on 106.9 SFM www.sfmradio.com