Love Poetry read by Benjamin Luxon

In this strange, disorienting plague year of 2020, Ben Luxon gives us the consolations and constancy of love poetry, read with intelligence and heart.

In the playlist below, you will hear Ben introduce and read these poems:

  • Sea Fever by John Masefield
  • Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
  • To Celia by Ben Jonson
  • One Perfect Rose by Dorothy Parker
  • Summer Villanelle by Wendy Cope
  • The Going by Thomas Hardy
  • Mandalay by Rudyard Kipling
  • Love on the Farm by D.H. Lawrence