Five Easy Pieces

Christopher Ricks explores some short poems that are worth remembering.

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Christopher Ricks explores some short poems that are worth remembering.

Shakespeare, Sonnet 73 & Frances Cornford 'Childhood'

Producer: Tim Dee.

Christoper Ricks discusses Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 and Frances Cornford's poem Childhood.

Young and Old: Frances Cornford's 'Childhood' and Shakespeare's Sonnet 73.

02Love And Marriage2010051820110531

: William Blake's 'Hail Matrimony' and Swinburne's 'A Leave-Taking'

Producer: Tim Dee.

Christopher Ricks on two poems: Blake's Hail Matrimony and Swinburne's A Leave-Taking.

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Man and Woman.

William Blake, 'Hail Matrimony' and Swinburne 'A Leave-Taking'

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Town and Country.

John Clare, 'I found' and T.S.

Eliot 'Morning at the Window' Producer: Tim Dee.

Christopher Ricks on two poems: John Clare's I Found and Ts Eliot's Morning at the Window.

: John Clare's 'I found a ball of grass' and TS Eliot's 'Morning at the Window'.

Producer: Tim Dee.

04Wealth And Poverty2010052020110603

Mary Robinson's 'January 1795' and Elizabeth Daryush's 'Children of wealth'

Producer: Tim Dee.

Programme about Mary Robinson's January 1795 and Elizabeth Daryush's Children of Wealth.

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Body and Soul.

Andrew Marvell, 'A Dialogue' & Cosmo Monkhouse 'Any Soul'

Christopher Ricks on two poems: Marvell's A Dialogue and Cosmo Monkhouse's Any Soul.

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Rich and Poor.

Mary Robinson 'January' & Elizabeth Daryush 'Children of Wealth'

Producer: Tim Dee.

Exploring two poems: Mary Robinson's January and Elizabeth Daryush's Children of Wealth.

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Body and Soul.

Andrew Marvell, 'A Dialogue' & Cosmo Monkhouse 'Any Soul'

Christopher Ricks on two poems: Marvell's A Dialogue and Cosmo Monkhouse's Any Soul.