By Michele Roberts.
Grieving over her mother's death, Marie walks through London streets.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE METAPHYSICAL POETS: continuing our series of short stories inspired by the lives and work of the seventeenth century poets John Donne, George Herbert and Andrew Marvell.
GET LOST" by Michéle Roberts, read by Joanna Tope.
George Herbert's poem "Prayer" provides the inspiration for tonight's story, in which a woman - grieving the death of her mother - walks for miles through the empty Sunday streets of London, before coming to rest in All Saints Place, a peaceful public garden surrounded by a square of eighteenth century houses.
Michéle Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including DAUGHTERS OF THE HOUSE which won the WHSmith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize (1992).
Half-English and Half-French, she is an acclaimed poet and short story writer with several collections of both in print.
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.
Grieving over her mother's death, Marie finds release by walking miles through the empty streets of London on Sunday.
Read by Joanna Tope"