Diese Sendung ist seit dem 12. Juni 2014 im Programmschema
und läuft monatlich am 2. Donnerstag von 13:06 bis 14:00
und monatlich am 4. Donnerstag von 13:06 bis 14:00
und als Wiederholung monatlich am 3. Freitag von 11:06 bis 12:00
und als Wiederholung monatlich am 1. Freitag von 11:06 bis 12:00


You enjoy listening to poems? Responding to them? Discussing them? Even analyzing them?
On every second and fourth Thursday, at 13.06, we do precisely that in a series of programmes, in English.
For example, we read poems by Roger McGough, Liverpool pop poet of the 1960s and now the presenter of BBC Radio 4' s popular request programme 'Poetry Please'. And yes, we too at Freirad hope that you will ask for particular poems to be read and discussed.

A taster? Here's a short poem by Roger:

Once upon a love
we spent our nights
blowing kisses across
the pillow
now we spend them
throwing plates across the kitchen

We hope your relationship is not quite like this! Mind you, it is said to be an old story: "It starts when you sink into his arms, and it ends with your arms in his sink."

We'll also be listening to pop songs and talking about them. After all, so many poems are singable. Take Leonard Cohen, for example. Also, many English composers (eg. Benjamin Britten) set poems to music.

In our programmes we will also be running a Poetry Workshop. Here you can learn how to actually write poems. In fact, we will be running a Poetry Competition.

So, "Turn on, tune in and drop out", as the 1960s guru Timothy Leary said!

MacherIn: Sandra Milne-Skinner, Andrew Milne-Skinner

Speziell zur Sendung am
Donnerstag, den 26. November 2020

Poetry Cafe, Nov 26, 2020
John McHardy (1874 - 1917): from Scotland via Australia to the Somme
Playlist: texts read and music played
1. Simon Armitage: 'The Bed' (Armistice Day, 2020)
2. Hymn: 'Abide with Me'
3. Frederick Delius: 'In a Summer Garden' (1912)
4. Leon Gellert: 'These Men'
5. Frederic Manning: 'Grotesque'
6. Walter A. Gale: 'Play the Game'
7. L.E. Hamphray: 'Australians Awake!'
8. Eric Bogle: 'And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda'
9. Wilfred Owen: 'Exposure'
10. Leon Gellert: 'In the Trench'
11. Vance Palmer: 'The Farmer Remembers the Somme'
12. Alec Waugh: 'From Albert to Bapaume'
13. Isaac Rosenberg: 'Returning, We hear the Larks'
14. Ralph Vaughan Williams: 'The Lark Ascending'
15. Walter J. Turner: 'Death's Men'
16. Wilfred Owen: 'Futility'
17. Padre G.A. Stoddert Kennedy: 'His Mate'
18. Edward Elgar: 'Sospiri'
19. Wilfred Owen: 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'
20. Edith Nesbit: 'Spring in War Time'
21. Lee Kernaghan: 'Spirit of the Anzacs'


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