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20080407

the Metaphysical Poets

Short stories inspired by the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert and Andrew Marvell.

1/5. Rock of Eye

By Iain Finlay MacLeod.

An elderly tailor comes face to face with a lost love.

Read by Paul Young.

20080408

the Metaphysical Poets

Short stories inspired by the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert and Andrew Marvell.

2/5. Get Lost

By Michele Roberts.

Grieving over her mother's death, Marie finds release by walking miles through the empty streets of London on Sunday.

Read by Joanna Tope.

20080409

the Metaphysical Poets

Short stories inspired by the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert and Andrew Marvell.

3/5. Instant Fires

By Joe Dunthorne.

Grappling with her own passionate emotions, schoolgirl Anna finds much that resonates.

Read by Jessica Harris.

20080410

the Metaphysical Poets

Short stories inspired by the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert and Andrew Marvell.

4/5. The Tiny and the Light

By Ruth Thomas.

Overwhelmed by the upheaval of moving house, Anna procrastinates by playing with her daughter's doll's house.

Read by Cara Kelly.

20080411

the Metaphysical Poets

Short stories inspired by the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert and Andrew Marvell.

5/5. Taken in Shadows

By Helen Dunmore.

A portrait depicts the charismatic beauty of John Donne.

Read by Emma Fielding.