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Unless specified otherwise with names in brackets,
  the songs are written by the people who played them.
  Sometimes the songs are edited versions - it’s one year in one hour, after all...
The poems are listed by first line with the title in brackets if there is one;
  the haiku are anonymous or mine.
In one or two cases, the poems have been amended to make them
  a little easier to read or where the language is archaic.
Where a name is underlined, it’s a link to either their web site or to somewhere
  which gives more information.

“Under a white coverlet of snow” (January) - John Heath-Stubbs
The January Man (Dave Goulder) - Erin Mc Dougald
Winter haiku
Poor Ditching Boy (Richard Thompson) - Dave Burland
“Always the same when on a fated night” (The Onset) - Robert Frost
  Music: Amulet - Paul Simon
March haiku
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison) - James Taylor & Yo-Yo Ma
“In just-spring” - e e cummings
  Music: Choux Fleur - Ralph McTell
April haiku
Rain (Abbie Lathe) - Maddy Prior, Abbie Lathe & Rose Kemp
“Oh to be in England” (Home Thoughts From Abroad) (part) - Robert Browning
Spring Song - Jesse Ballard
May haiku
“I sing of brooks” (The Argument Of His Book) - Robert Herrick
  Music: Where I Lay My Head (Jimmy Heffernan/ Dave Tighe) - Dave Tighe
Kites haiku
“Oh blithe newcomer, I have heard” (Cuckoo) - William Wordsworth
  Music: On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring (Delius)
“The year’s at the spring” (Pippa’s Song) - Robert Browning
Jolly Springtime - James Taylor
“Ah, yes I remember Adlestrop” (Adlestrop) - Edward Thomas
  Music: Love Song - David Qualey
Biloxi - Jesse Winchester
“The people along the sand” (Neither Out Far Nor In Deep) - Robert Frost
  Music: Nancy (Traditional) - Perfect Houseplants
Seaside haiku
Pebble & The Man - Donovan
“I love to rise on summer morns” - William Blake
  Music: Norman Wheatley
“It’s the longest day” - Norman Wheatley
Grantchester Meadows (Roger Waters) - Pink Floyd
Summer  haiku
“Buttermere pines” - Norman Wheatley
  Music: Banks Of The Bann (traditional) - Martin Simpson
“The thistledown’s flying” (Autumn) - John Clare
  Music: Annie (Ronnie Lane/Eric Clapton/Kate Lambert) - Ronnie Lane
Melted honey haiku
The Last Day In August - Norman Wheatley
“It’s nothing you can touch” - Norman Wheatley
September Grass (John Sheldon) - James Taylor
“Something told the wild geese” - Rachel Field
  Music: Love Songs (introduction) - James Taylor
Urge For Going - Joni Mitchell
“It’s a cloudless day in October” - Norman Wheatley
  Music - Cider’s Dream (Chasing Squirrels) - Dana & Susan Robinson
When Fall Comes To New England - Cheryl Wheeler
“Out in the deep wood” (Alcaic) - Peter Levi
  Music: Three Gymnopedie (short extract) (Erik Satie) - William Ackerman
“Today I think only with scents” (Digging) - Edward Thomas
  Music: Harvest Home - Ronnie Lane
November Blues - Norman Wheatley
December haiku
“All the shades of blue” (Winter Sky) - Norman Wheatley
  Music: Abide The Winter - William Ackerman
Winter Wind - Patty Larkin
“And so we come full circle” (The Year Goes Round) - Norman Wheatley
  Music: Towie (Iain Matthews/Julian Griffiths) - Plainsong
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