Hear 'Frost at Midnight' read by poet Ian McMillan in this video

"The frost performs its secret ministry, unhelped by any wind..."

On a cold winter's night in 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge sat beside the fire at the cottage in Nether Stowey with baby Hartley by his side, and the magical patterns of frost on his window inspired him to write one of his most famous poems. 

Here, poet Ian McMillan reads the poem; 'Frost at Midnight' in front of the same fireplace in Coleridge Cottage.