Under the doctor; Selling Bach; Next to godliness; Fond farewell
Optimism quenched; Unaccustomed words; Coals to Newcastle; Colours to the mast; Fresh movement
Bellicose bell-ringer; That’s entertainment; Sowing the seeds; Fishy tale to tell; Soft-centred approach
Vacancy blues; Lost and found; Labourer’s task; Biblical misprint
Address-book blues; Favourite rabbi; Old news; Legless in Gaza; Hanging on
Guys and clocks; Carnival is not over; Little and large; The right tackle
Beaming bright; Joint commemoration; Christian’s acre; De profundis; The Scandi way
Joyful meeting; Soup and a frisson; Not just statistics; Somebody else’s book; Prayer intention
Hymn revival; Eat, Meet, and Sing; Bargain buy; Wot, no Eeyore?
Cave canem; Beneath the crown; Temperature envy; Cromwellian wannabe; Be our light; Intoxicated livestock
Poet of faith
OUR local poetry group made sure that we had good seats for the première of a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches, at the Oxford Playhouse. Edward Fox provided a satisfyingly convincing portrayal of the much-loved and roguish former Poet Laureate John Betjeman, with a script written by th...