Celebrate Summer with a collection dedicated to the season, comprised of poems about love, desire, insects and heat.

In summer’s heat and midtime of the day - Christopher Marlowe - Read by Simon Armitage
A Summer Blues - Will Burns
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day (Sonnet 18) - William Shakespeare - Read by Ian McKellen


Read by James Fenton
Adlestrop - Edward Thomas - Read by James Fenton
Summer - Makhosazana Xaba
Summer Roof - Choman Hardi
Love Song, 31st July - Richard Osmond
Summer of the Ladybirds - Vivian Smith