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POEM – Robert Louis Stevenson – Where Go The Boats

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Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Jill Fraser Lee reads his poem Where Go The Boats on 106.9 SFM Saturday Breakfast show.

POEM Lewis Carroll – Jabberwocky

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Jabberwocky is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll and included in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, a sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The book tells of Alice’s adventures within the back-to-front world of a looking glass.

In an early scene in which she first encounters the chess piece characters White King and White Queen, Alice finds a book written in a seemingly unintelligible language. Realising that she is travelling through an inverted world, she recognises that the verses on the pages are written in mirror-writing. She holds a mirror to one of the poems, and reads the reflected verse of “Jabberwocky”. She finds the nonsense verse as puzzling as the odd land she has passed into, later revealed as a

On 106.9 SFM‘s Saturday Breakfast we do tranquil time where we play poetry on the radio.

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POEM: Mary Howitt – The Spider and The Fly

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The Spider and the Fly is a poem by Mary Howitt published in 1829.

The story tells of a cunning Spider who ensnares a naive Fly through the use of seduction and flattery. The poem is a cautionary tale against those who use flattery and charm to disguise their true evil intentions.

When Lewis Carroll was readying Alice’s Adventures Under Ground for publication he replaced a parody he had made of a negro minstrel song with a parody of Howitt’s poem.

The “Lobster Quadrille”, in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is a parody of Howitt’s poem; it mimics the meter and rhyme scheme, and parodies the first line, but not the subject matter, of the original.

POEM: Silly Old Baboon by Spike Milligan

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Every Saturday morning at around 07:50 on www.sfmradio.com on 106.9 SFM in Sittingbourne & Swale Jason McCrossan presents Tranquil Time – poetry on the radio.

This week it was Silly Old Baboon by Spike Milligan.

For more information: www.jmccrossan.co.uk

POEM: Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Born on 4 August 1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley was the son of Timothy and Elizabeth Shelley. In his position as oldest male child, young Percy was beloved and admired by his sisters, his parents, and even the servants in his early reign as young lord of Field Place, the family home near Horsham, Sussex. Playful and imaginative, he devised games to play with his sisters and told ghost stories to an enrapt and willing-to-be-thrilled audience.

On Saturday Breakfast with Jason McCrossan every Saturday morning – Jason presents Tranquil Time where a poem is read.

POEM: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Taylor

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On 106.9 SFM every Saturday morning – Jason McCrossan presents Tranquil Time – where he plays poetry on the radio.

Today’s poem is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star written by Jane Taylor and read by Gill Fraser Lee. Jane Taylor was an English poet and novelist. She wrote the words for the song “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”.

The poem is now known worldwide, but its authorship is generally forgotten. It was first published under the title “The Star” in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her older sister Ann (later Mrs. Gilbert).

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The sisters, and their authorship of various works, have often been confused, in part because their early works were published together.

Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg read by Pam Ayres

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Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber’s mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children’s writers. He has published over 100 children’s books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award-winning picture books as Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Christmas Postman – both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction for older readers. The Telegraph described him as ‘By far our best writer for the young.’

On 106.9 SFM every Saturday morning at around 08:50pm – Jason McCrossan presents Tranquil Time – poetry on the radio.

POEM: A. A. Milne – HALFWAY DOWN

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Alan Alexander Milne A. A. Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children’s poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.

Gill Fraser Lee reads his poem Halfway down – which was broadcast on Jason’s Saturday morning breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.

POEM: At The Last Watch by Rabindranath Tagore

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Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”,[3] he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.[4] In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his “elegant prose and magical poetry” remain largely unknown outside Bengal.

Every Saturday morning on 106.9 SFM’s Saturday Breakfast with Jason McCrossan – Gill Fraser Lee reads poems in Tranquil Time – poetry on the radio today. Today she reads Rabindranath’s poem “At The Last Watch”.