|20160403||20160409 (R4)||Julia Blackburn reads her poem about the death of her husband and flocks of starlings.|
Julia Blackburn reads her poem about the death of her husband and flocks of winter starlings. Not long after her husband died she found herself drawn to write a series of poems about his last years and his life. At the same time near their Suffolk home Julia watched the great seething and pulsing of winter starling murmurations. Without expecting it she also found that the starlings flew into her poem and began to help her make sense of her husband's death. Her book of poems is called: Murmurations of Love, Grief and Starlings. She reads it, talks about her husband and tries to hear the sound of ten thousand starlings wheeling through the dusk of a winter's day. Producer: Tim Dee.