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Silver Lining by Carol Ann Duffy

"Selfish to sit in this garden, listening to the past. A gentleman bee wooing its flower, a lawnmower. When the grounded planes mean ruined plans, holidays on hold, sore absences at weddings, funerals."

Listen to Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's poem, written especially for the Today programme, on the continued disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud crippling air travel across Europe.

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