As the year changes, so we change with it. Since time out of mind our daily lives have been shaped and directed by the seasons. This book features poems about harvest and hardship, growth and new life, the warmth of the life-giving sun, Christmas and the closing of the year.
BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to one million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception.