Every Saturday morning on 106.9 SFM GIll Fraser Lee @Ahappyflower reads a poem in our Tranquil Time section.
This morning she reads the American poet Robert Frost’s poem – Come In.
Frost is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. He’s one of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century. He was honoured frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
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Pete Orr & John Tonks joined Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM for an acoustic mix of their favourite music . They perform at the Hazlitt theatre in Maidstone on 30th January 2015.
International best-selling crime thriller novelist Peter James spoke to Jason on 106.9 SFM about his life and his play, currently touring the UK called Dead Simple. It’s adapted from his best selling novel of the same name.
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On the show today: Who’s The Voice; in tranquil time the poem is WInter by Robert Louis Stevenson – read by Gill Fraser Lee; Feather Barkweasle brings us Blankety Blank after 8 and then at 9 it’s Pick of The Number One Pops.
Kyra Cross brings us the latest from our listeners and travel.
Read by Gill Fraser Lee. Each Saturday morning on 106.9 SFM’s breakfast show, Jason McCrossan presents Tranquil Time – where we hear a poem on the radio. Tune into www.sfmradio.com at 07:50 every Saturday morning.
The Darkling Thrush is a poem originally titled By the Century’s Deathbed, 1900, it was published on 29 December 1900 in The Graphic. A deleted ‘1899’ on the poem’s manuscript suggests that it may have been written the year before. It was later included in a collection entitled Poems of the Past and the Present (1903).
The first stanzas open with a description of the dreary, bleak winter landscape, but the melancholy tone is transformed by the bright, optimistic singing of “an aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small.” In the end, the speaker concludes that the small bird possesses “some blessed Hope, whereof he knew and I was unaware.”
Fox News in America once again show just how cultivated they are when they got a so called “terrorism expert” was giving his perspective on the terror attacks in France.
To be fair -Steven Emerson did come out with a few gems “In Britain, it’s not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.” There are many reasons not to go to Birmingham…… (some of them still speak funny) – but being over run by Muslim militants – is certainly not one of them.
He also made another gaff when he suggested that “London is patrolled by violent religious police”- if he’d of just left out the word “religious” -most of us who live in London – would probably agree that he had a point!!!