Stanzas of Sunlight and love: Damien Molony reads for Poetry Please’s June Miscellany

© Poetry Please, BBC Radio 4

© Poetry Please, BBC Radio 4


Damien has made his fourth appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please, reading poems “to put some sunshine into your heart” in ‘June Miscellany’.

Giving voice to a delightfully varied range of works by great writers, Damien reads a total of eight poems, including the moving and masterfully rhyming ‘Sunlight in the garden’ by Louis MacNeice, tragically romantic ‘Bright Star’ by John Keats and potent love poem ‘Lullaby’ by W.H Auden.

The programme, hosted by Roger Mcgough and produced by Sally Heaven, also includes readings of poems by Christina Rossetti, Fleur Adcock, Jenny Joseph, Kathleen Raine, Lola Haskins and Margaret Atwood.

This is Damien’s fourth time on Poetry Please, having recently also been the actor reader on a Bloomsday Special.

Click below to listen to the programme in full on the BBC Radio iplayer, which works internationally.


The Sunlight on the Garden‘ By Louis MacNeice (5.07 – 6.08)

Bright Star‘ By Keats (11.11 – 12.16)

Lullaby‘ W.H Auden (12.46 – 14.44)

To Althea from Prison‘ By Richard Lovelace (15.09 – 16.46)

True Love‘ By Wislawa Szymborska (17.13 – 19.07)

Well Water‘ By Edmond Jabes (20.07 – 21.27)

The Bluebird‘ By Charles Bukowski (22.07 – 23.16)

Aunt Julia‘ By Norman MacCaig (24.47 – 26.23)

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We are delighted and grateful for our favourite actor’s growing audio library, Damien has truly become Mr Radio 4, a gifted voice talent perfect for poetic works from classic to modern.

“Swoon” indeed!


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