Eavan Boland reads a poem for her husband reflecting on the early days of their marriage.

Eavan Boland reads 'Wild Spray' from her award winning collection of poems 'The Journey and Other Poems'.

The poem takes its title from a bunch of flowers that was given to Eavan Boland one afternoon many years ago. She had placed the flowers in a jug on a table and over time watched them wither away. The flowers stayed in her mind as something very "unconfined".

This episode of 'Bookside' was broadcast on 29 January 1987.

'Bookside' was presented by Doireann Ní Bhriain.

'Bookside' was first broadcast in October 1986. Presenter Doireann Ní Bhriain told the RTÉ Guide,

We're aiming for a broad based magazine programme about all aspects of the books world.