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POEM: A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan

Dream within

Gill Fraser Lee reads the poem A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan on Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.

 

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POEM You, Darkness by Rainer Maria Rilke

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Every Saturday morning on 106.9 SFM Jason McCrossan runs the radio feature Tranquil Time – a poem on the radio.

Gill Fraser Lee reads the poem You, Darkness by Rainer Maria Rilke was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, “widely recognised as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets”

POEM: Edith Wharton – All Souls

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was an American novelist who published thirty-eight books, including that great love story, “Ethan Frome.” The young author wrote her first efforts on brown paper salvaged from parcels. She was not encouraged. “In the eyes of our provincial society,” she was later to say, “authorship was still regarded as something between a black art and a form of manual labor.” Each was equally despised in her social level. Her first acceptance was three poems which she sent to the editor with her calling card attached.

Gill Fraser Lee read the poem for Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.

POEM Telling Stories by Elizabeth Jennings.

Telling Stories by Elizabeth Jennings

On 106.9 SFM every Saturday morning, Jason McCrossan presents Tranquil Time – poetry on the radio at around 07:50am.

This morning’s poem is read by Gill Fraser Lee (@AHappyflower) and is by Elizabeth Jennings. It’s called – Telling Stories.

POEM: May by Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale was born in 1884 and had such poor health for so much of her childhood, she was home schooled until age 9.

Sara’s first poem was published in Reedy’s Mirror, a local newspaper, in 1907. Her first collection of poems, Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, was published that same year. In 1918 she won a Pulitzer Prize for her 1917 poetry collection Love Songs.

Gill Fraser Lee reads her poem May – broadcast on Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.

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.

dreamscape.

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

Spike Milligan

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: 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).

Jane Taylor Poet

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