Dr Ronald Blythe with Dr Frances Ward
4 March 2013
Dr Ronald Blythe was the castaway for Desert Island Poems that was co-hosted by SPS and Mosaic Poets of Colchester. Dr Frances Ward, Dean of St Edmondsbury, was the interviewer.
The venue was Christchurch, Ireton Road, Colchester, and was packed to overflowing.
The readers of the poems had been recruited from the various poetry cafés in Suffolk and also from the Mosaic poetry group.
Alan Bullard provided musical breaks from the piano.
The poems selected by Ronald Blythe, and the readers, were:
|Ithaca||Constantine P. Cavafy||Cameron Hawke Smith||Sudbury Café Poets|
|The Nightingale’s Nest||John Clare||Richard Whiting||Poetry Aloud, Bury St Edmunds|
|An Arundel Tomb||Philip Larkin||Jenny Chantler||Poetry Aloud, Bury St Edmunds|
|Miss Gee||W. H. Auden||Sheena Clover||Mosaic|
|Cervières||Sidney Keyes||Elizabeth Norman||Sudbury Café Poets|
|In the Beginning||Ronald Blythe||Richard Maslen||Pinky’s, Halesworth|
|When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d||Walt Whitman||Kaaren Whitney||New Words:Fresh Voices, Lowestoft|
|Beeny Cliff||Thomas Hardy||Henrietta Maslen||Pinky’s, Halesworth|
|Correspondence||R.S. Thomas||David Canning||Mosaic|