GATHER ‘ROUND CHILDREN

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Here’s thoroughly scurrilous poem written in response to a seemingly innocuous programme on Radio Four called ‘Walking A Poem On The Malverns.’ I’ve sent it into the BBC but doubt very much they’ll use it!

I’ve made a few references in my poem to William Langland. For those of you that don’t know, he wrote a very angry rant against the high-and-mighty, and the clergy in particular, in the thirteen-fifties. It’s called ‘Piers Ploughman’ and his dream sequence at the start of the book, which runs to hundreds of pages, is set in the Malvern Hills.

This piece is part read by the fabulously talented Sian Drinan, and the musical accompaniment is provided by the wonderfully accomplished David Cooper Orton.

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