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RMSYL 4: Star-Gazer by Louis MacNeice (read by Claire Shanahan)

Reading a poem with someone is not that dissimilar to a spot of star-gazing. A good poem always has that moment (two or three if you’re lucky) where you feel the emotional-cognitive equivalent of hinging the head back, ciliary muscles in the eyes relaxing, pupils widening to take in the vastness of Everything Out There.

This is often accompanied by a sigh of relief as we take a short break from the struggles of Everything In Here.

So kick back and settle down for some star-gazing with myself, Claire Shanahan, and Louis MacNeice.