Category Archives: Poetry

POEM: Robert Burns – Ae Fond Kiss

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‘Ae fond kiss and then we sever’ is more commonly known as “Ae fond kiss” and is Burns’ most recorded love song.

After the publication of his collected poems, the Kilmarnock volume, Burns regularly travelled and stayed at Edinburgh. While there he established a platonic relationship with Mrs Agnes Maclehose and they began a regular correspondence using the pseudonyms ‘Clarinda’ and ‘Sylvander’. Burns wrote ‘Ae fond kiss’ after their final meeting and sent it to Mclehose on 27 December 1791 before she departed Edinburgh for Jamaica to be with her estranged husband.

Read by Gill Fraser Lee on 106.9 SFM Saturday Breakfast with Jason McCrossan.

 

 

POEM: Billy Collins – Saturday Morning

Billy Collins, Morning
Billy Collins, Morning

Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humour but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself.

 

POEM: A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan

Dream within

Gill Fraser Lee reads the poem A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan on Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.

 

POEM You, Darkness by Rainer Maria Rilke

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Every Saturday morning on 106.9 SFM Jason McCrossan runs the radio feature Tranquil Time – a poem on the radio.

Gill Fraser Lee reads the poem You, Darkness by Rainer Maria Rilke was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, “widely recognised as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets”

POEM: Edith Wharton – All Souls

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was an American novelist who published thirty-eight books, including that great love story, “Ethan Frome.” The young author wrote her first efforts on brown paper salvaged from parcels. She was not encouraged. “In the eyes of our provincial society,” she was later to say, “authorship was still regarded as something between a black art and a form of manual labor.” Each was equally despised in her social level. Her first acceptance was three poems which she sent to the editor with her calling card attached.

Gill Fraser Lee read the poem for Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.

POEM Telling Stories by Elizabeth Jennings.

Telling Stories by Elizabeth Jennings

On 106.9 SFM every Saturday morning, Jason McCrossan presents Tranquil Time – poetry on the radio at around 07:50am.

This morning’s poem is read by Gill Fraser Lee (@AHappyflower) and is by Elizabeth Jennings. It’s called – Telling Stories.

POEM: May by Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale was born in 1884 and had such poor health for so much of her childhood, she was home schooled until age 9.

Sara’s first poem was published in Reedy’s Mirror, a local newspaper, in 1907. Her first collection of poems, Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, was published that same year. In 1918 she won a Pulitzer Prize for her 1917 poetry collection Love Songs.

Gill Fraser Lee reads her poem May – broadcast on Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.