Poetry Breakfast 

The School Boy by William Blake (from the Oxford Library of English Poetry Vol 2 of 3) – was read by Tim

Stranger by Rory Waterman (from Tonight The Summer’s Over) – was read by Anna

In Mrs Tilscher’s Class by Carol Ann Duffy (from Collected Poems) – was read by Christine

Infant Sorrows by William Blake (from Songs of Innocence) – was read by Ali

Infant Joy by William Blake (from Songs of Innocence) – was read by Philip

Baby Song by Thom Gunn (from Seven Ages: Poetry for a Lifetime, edited by David Owen) – was read by Philip

The Shout by Simon Armitage (from Selected Poems) – was read by Meg

Why Children’s Librarians Shouldn’t Work Alone by Emma Purshouse (from Close, Offa’s Press) – was read by Carol

Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins (from Poems and Prose, Penguin Classics, 1985) – was read by Vic

Learning to Read by Roger McGough (from Everyday Eclipses) – was read by Ruth

Fleur Adcock – The Video (from Staying Alive, Bloodaxe) – was read by Hilary

Billy Collins – First Reader (from Questions About Angels) – was read by Hilary

Eleanor Farjeon – Bedtime (from the Young Puffin Book of Verse) – was read by Idonea

Emma Purshouse – Flamingos in Dudley Zoo (from Close and also The Nailmaker’s Daughters, Offa’s Press) – was read by tim

I Remember, I Remember by Philip Larkin (from The Less Deceived, 1954) – was read by Carol

Full Moon and Little Frieda by Ted Hughes – (in Poetry Please, edited by Roger McGough ) – was read by Anna

My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson (from The Golden Book of Poetry, 1947) – was read by Philip

One After Another by Roger McGough (from That Awkward Age) – was read by Ruth

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