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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young (version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker This best-selling book of poetry by A. A. Milne was first published in 1924. The poems describe the adventures of Christopher Robin. In it we are introduced to Mr. Edward Bear later known as Winnie-the-Pooh. The poems are timeless and capture the joy and wonder of being a young child. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Mark F. Smith A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Were Very Young" was published. The book is a collection of 45 poems that celebrate a world and a point of view that a very young person could understand and enjoy. It became a best-seller. Christopher Robin is introduced as a character in some of the poems. We...
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by Alfred Castner King
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LibriVox recording of Mountain Idylls, and Other Poems by Alfred Castner King. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Cavaet; Joebin; Alan Mapstone; Ethan; George Emerson; Larry Wilson; Sawyer Rewis; Christine Peterson; Stefan Von Blon; Denise Ray; Ellies "The author of this unpretentious volume has long questioned the advisability of adding a book to our already inflated and overloaded literature, unless it should contain something in the nature of a deviation from beaten literary paths....
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by Alice Dunbar Nelson
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LibriVox recording of Violets And Other Tales by Alice Dunbar Nelson. Read in English by James K. White This is a collection of the author's short stories and poems where she writes about the collective experience of African American women, and African Americans in general. But she is sharpest when she pushes back against the notion that women must accept and endure a subservient role to men. - Summary by James K. White For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Andrew Barton Paterson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Not on It by Andrew Barton Paterson This was the Weely Poetry project for April 12, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Graham Scott; JD Gibson; H. Anne Schwarz; Lee Ann Howlett; Max Reichlich; Patrick Varnava; philmacc; Phil Schempf; Meredith Blankenship and Elizabeth Onder. This Weekly Poem is from the original collection SALTBUSH BILL, J.P., AND OTHER VERSES,...
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by Anna Hempstead Branch
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Mother's Song by Anna Hempstead Branch. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  May 3, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Frank249942; Garfield Francisco Dsouza; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; Kailey G.; Larry Wilson; cavaet; Nemo; Phil Schempf; rwraptor; socks4tay and Soumya. A tribute to Mothers everywhere. Taken from The shoes that danced, and other poems by Anna Hempstead Branch, (pub. 1905) (...
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by Archibald Lampman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 23 recordings of The Railway Station by Archibald Lampman This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 23, 2020.   Read in English by Algy Pug; AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; bobmuir3; Chandra Hohmann; ChadH94; David Lawrence; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; James Egalsson; KristyM; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeynaLight; pearl; Phil Schempf; Vin Cramer and WesVHick. This Weekly poem highlights...
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by Arthur Macy
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14  recordings of A Bit of Color by Arthur Macy. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 23, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Alisha; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Keara Hayes; Larry Wilson; leleary and VoiceNB17. Our Poet paints a colorful picture of Paris in 1896. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by C. J. Dennis
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LibriVox recording of Digger Smith by C. J. Dennis. Read in English by Son of the Exiles “Digger Smith” is a series of narrative poems about an Australian soldier coming home in the closing months of the Great War minus a leg and with “ANZAC eyes” ... what a later war would call “The Thousand Yard Stare”. Despite his post-traumatic stress disorder, Digger Smith sets about ministering to everybody’s troubles but his own ... his internal conviction that his amputee status will make...
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by Charles Harold Herford
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 24 recordings of In Darkest Africa by Charles Harold Herford. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  November 1, 2020. Read in English by atrent11; Algy Pug; Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Heidi L. Johnson; Katie Walker; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Michael Fury; millennial; mleigh; Megan Roehl; pianoroll262; Phil Schempf; RomaSingh; smccaroni; samjn and WaterBaron. WARNING - Cute kitty-cat...
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by Charles Haslewood Shannon; Charles de Sousy Ricketts; John Gray; R. Savage
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LibriVox recording of The Dial: The First Number of the Series by Charles Haslewood Shannon; Charles de Sousy Ricketts; John Gray; R. Savage. Read in English by Rob Marland; Sonia; Nemo; KevinS The Dial was an art magazine, which ran to five issues between 1889 and 1897. It was edited and published by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon from The Vale, their shared home in Chelsea, London. Contributors to this first number include the editors, R. Savage, and the poet John Gray (who is best...
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by Charles Sangster
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Night and Morning  by  Charles Sangster. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 1, 2020.   Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; BillTurns; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Julian Pratley; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nemo; ptfleischman; Phil Schempf; tovarisch and VM Nielsen. Charles Sangster was a Canadian poet. He was the first poet to write poetry which was substantially about Canadian subjects. The...
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by Christina Rossetti
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LibriVox recording of Sing-Song: a nursery rhyme book by Christina Rossetti. Read in English by Maggie Travers; Elizabeth Travers One hundred and twenty six beautifully written poems about babies and childhood that capture the marvelous wonders of that age. - Summary by Maggie Travers For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by Cordelia Ray
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LibriVox  reading of Sonnets by Cordelia Ray. Read in English by Newgatenovelist. Cordelia Ray was a Black author and teacher. This volume contains 12 of her poems and was first published in 1893. - Summary by Newgatenovelist For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . ...
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by D. H. Lawrence
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LibriVox recording of Bay: A Book of Poems by D. H. Lawrence. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk The superb skill and dexterity of D.H. Lawrence, a writer who profoundly influenced the literature of the twentieth century, is very evident in this collection of poems conceived during the years of The Great War. Lawrence, living a semi-nomadic lifestyle in England throughout these years, seized the opportunity to write of events and their effects from an objective but by no means dispassionate...
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by Damon Runyon
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Last of the Hackdrivers by Damon Runyon. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 15, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Graham Scott; hayduo; Harmon Lee Busby; Jennifer Henry; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Ruthema and Phil Schempf. Alfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and short-story writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of...
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by Duncan Campbell Scott
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 8 recordings of A Night in March by Duncan Campbell Scott. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  March 1 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Newgatenovelist; Harmon Lee Busby; Larry Wilson; Nemo; Phil Schempf and rumpledpoetry. Hopefully this Fortnightly poem will encourage spring to arrive. ( David Lawrence ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Duncan Campbell Scott
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The End Of The Day by Duncan Campbell Scott. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  February 23, 2020. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; fshort; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf; tovarisch; VelmaCariss; VM Nielsen and zanap. Duncan Campbell Scott CMG FRSC was a Canadian bureaucrat, poet and prose writer. With Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Archibald Lampman, he is classed...
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by Duncan M. Matheson
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Duncan M. Matheson. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk Poet Duncan M. Matheson lived in troubled times. These were times of World War I and its accompanying carnage, privation and pervasive adversity. Then to add to this there was the explosion - the December 1917 Halifax explosion - the Canadian maritime disaster that would leave in its wake nearly 2,000 dead and 9,000 injured. Matheson was the principal of Alexander McKay School in Halifax at the time of the...
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by Edgar A. Guest
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LibriVox recording of Rhymes of Childhood by Edgar A. Guest. Read in English by volunteer readers. Not nursery rhymes, but poems about different scenes of childhood. Poems about Grandpa, Grandma, story time, castor oil, “Wait till your pa comes home!”, and many more. These are sure to evoke nostalgia, lots of smiles, and maybe a couple sighs or tears. - Summary by TriciaG For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Edgar A. Guest
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Man to Be by Edgar A. Guest This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  June 14, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; mammutty; Helen Ko; Harmon Lee Busby; Joshua Paul Seeger.; Larry Wilson; Nerebrit; Phil Schempf; Ryan Fink; MaybeCordelia and Seaquill. A tribute to Fathers contemplating the future of their children. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe. Read in English by volunteer readers. In placing before the public this collection of Edgar Poe's poetical works, it is requisite to point out in what respects it differs from, and is superior to, the numerous collections which have preceded it. Until recently, all editions, whether American or English, of Poe's poems have been verbatim reprints of the first posthumous collection, published at New York in...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of Personal Poe Collection Compiled by EliseDee and Cavaet by Edgar Allan Poe. Read in English by EliseDee & Cavaet We present here ten stories and poems from the master of horror, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. They are our personal favorites. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy presenting them to you. - Summary by cavaet For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by Edwin C. Ranck
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Circus by Edwin C Ranck. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 14, 2020. Read in English by ambsweet13; andybeddy; Bruce Kachuk; Batty Royale; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; EliseDee; mammutty; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Graham Scott; Lee Ann Howlett; Princess Nwafor; Phil Schempf; Larry Wilson and Ryan Fink. This little volume was written for no reason on earth and with no earthly reason. It...
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by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of A Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 25, 2020. Read in English by Adrian Stephens; Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Graham Scott; Heidi L. Johnson; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill; RomaSingh; Sarah Jabir and Shriya. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United...
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by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 30, 2019. Read in English by aneesha; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Ellies; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Graham Scott; Jpasche; Kessie; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nan Dodge; Phil Schempf and Richard Auty. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox recording of How Salvator Won and Other Recitations by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Jstark523; Ken Masters; Julian Pratley; Jenn Broda; Tommy Hersant; Stefan Von Blon; Michele Fry; bdanzige; Alan Mapstone; ThoughtfulWilderness; Sarah Brown; tinazhang; William Allan Jones Ella Wheeler Wilcox is an American poet known for her popular lyrics that capture positive and uplifting themes. This volume is quite diverse, including the concluding piece that is read as a...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 22 recordings of Holiday Songs by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  September 6, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Alix Grace; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; debolee; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; jeremycat; Kiera Abrienne; KHand; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Michael Fury; pianoroll262; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill and Tracy Carnes. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Uselessness by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Craig Franklin; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Garth Burton; JustABitofCraic; Graham Scott; KevinS; H. Anne Schwarz; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; Thomas Ermon; CedarForest14 and tovarisch. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her works include Poems of Passion and Solitude, which contains the lines "Laugh, and the...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of A Warning by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 15, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; David Lawrence; Darren Kurtz; EliseDee; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Kristine Wales; Lee Ann Howlett; Cavaet; Phil Schempf; Paul Harvey; Rachel May; Ryan Fink; Sebastian LaVine and samjn. Around the age of 8, Wilcox turned to writing poetry as an outlet. When she was 13...
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by Emile Verhaeren
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LibriVox recording of Poèmes by Emile Verhaeren. Read in French by Stéphanie; Margot; Rémi; Kamisole; John Pederson; Jessica; Maxime; Kazbek; YasmineHaggag; Dominique Ducamus La poésie du poète flamand Émile Verhaeren (1855-1916) est inspirée par son observation critique de la vie des gens simples et des évènements quotidiens. Cette compilation de 100 poèmes inclut les cycles "Les bords de la route", "Les Flamandes" (qui a fait scandale dès sa parution) et...
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by Emily Dickinson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 21 recordings of The Lonely House by Emily Dickinson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 11, 2020.   Read in English by Algy Pug; AngelaSmith; domarisdione; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; Dessa Dixon; David Lawrence; Darrell Nobles; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; fankan22; fshort; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; honeyluck; Larry Wilson; Michael Fury; Phil Schempf and RomaSingh. The Lonely House seems a good prelude to...
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by Emily Dickinson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 26 recordings of Sleep Is Supposed To Be by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 31, 2020. Read in English by BethanyC86; Karsus; Andrew James; Algy Pug; ambsweet13; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; EliseDee; Eric Kim; Fernando Borrego; Garfield Dsouza; Graham Scott; hannahpal; Helen Ko; jdsouza27; jsmollin; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Lydia19; Cavaet; Jazzgirl; InsPri; philmacc and Ray Levias. A description of...
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by Ernst Toller
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LibriVox recording of Gedichte der Gefangenen – Ein Sonettenkreis by Ernst Toller. Read in German by lorda. Ernst Toller war mit seinen Dramen einer der maßgeblichen Vertreter des literarischen Expressionismus in der Weimarer Republik. Wegen seinem Mitwirken an der Münchner Räterepublik wurde er zu einer Haftstrafe verurteilt. Während der Haft war Ernst Toller schriftstellerisch sehr produktiv und verfasste, unter anderem, diesen Sonetten-Band, in welchem er seinen Gefängnisaufenthalt...
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by Eugene Field
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LibriVox recording of Lullaby-Land: Songs of Childhood by Eugene Field. Read in English by SweetHome Lullaby-Land: Songs of Childhood is a book of children’s poetry by Eugene Field. Within the poems in this volume you will find some of his well-known works including The Duel, Wynken, Blynken and Nod, and Little Boy Blue. - Summary by SweetHome For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by Eugene Field
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LibriVox recording of With Trumpet and Drum by Eugene Field. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker The book is made up of poems compiled from the “Little Book of Western Verse,” the “Second Book of Verse,” and the files of the “Chicago Daily News,” the “Youth’s Companion,” and the “Ladies’ Home Journal” , including such favorites as The Sugar Plum Tree, Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, and Little Boy Blue, by the Poet of Childhood, Eugene Field. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker For...
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by F. S. Flint
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LibriVox recording of Otherworld: Cadences by F. S. Flint. Read in English by Nemo; Eva Davis English author Frank Stuart Flint was a prominent poet in the Imagist movement, along with Ezra Pound and T E. Hulme. Flint abandoned school at the age of 13 to pursue rigorous self-study, eventually mastering 10 languages, including French and Latin, while working at various jobs. At 17, he took up poetry, inspired by the writing of Keats. He published the first of his three books of poetry, (In the...
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by Frances Cornford
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LibriVox recording of Spring Morning by Frances Cornford. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker Frances Cornford, the granddaughter of Charles Darwin, wrote several volumes of poetry. In this volume is one of her best known poems, the sad and comic "To a Fat Lady Seen From a Train". - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Frank Gelett Burgess
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LibriVox recording of Goops and How to Be Them by Frank Gelett Burgess. Read in English by LittlePeanut Let me introduce a Race Void of Beauty and of Grace, Extraordinary Creatures With a Paucity of Features. Though their Forms are fashioned ill, They have Manners stranger still; For in Rudeness they're Precocious, They're Atrocious, they're Ferocious! Yet you'll learn, if you are Bright, Politeness from the Impolite. When you've finished with the Book, At your Conduct take a Look; Ask...
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by Frank Gelett Burgess
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LibriVox recording of The Goop Directory by Frank Gelett Burgess. Read in English by LittlePeanut The Goop Directory of Juvenile Offenders Famous for Their Misdeeds and Serving as a Salutary Example for All Virtuous Children In this DIRECTORY you'll see Just what you never ought to be; And so, it should Direct you way To Good Behavior, every day. The children of whose faults I tell Are known by other names, as well, So see that you aren’t in this group Of Naughty Ones. Don’t be a Goop! (...
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by George Herbert
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LibriVox recording of Selected Poems by George Herbert. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland These poems, from Herbert’s book The Temple , show the evolution of a soul’s relationship with God. Sudden reversals of mood are common, for although Herbert is best known for his quiet tone, he was not a tranquil man but proud and ambitious. He achieved tranquility by active effort. His works may be read autobiographically, for they are intensely personal. Yet through his personal experience we...
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by George Pope Morris
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Dismissed by George Pope Morris. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 15, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Bill Mosley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Graham Scott; Katharina Glowalla; Larry Wilson and Phil Schempf. "I suppose she was right in rejecting my suit, But why did she kick me down stairs?" Halleck's "Discarded." (poem intro) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Georgy Arkadyevich Shengeli
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LibriVox recording of Раковина (The Conch) by Georgy Arkadyevich Shengeli. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky. «Раковина» - главный сборник стихотворений Георгия Шенгели, демонстрирующий отточенную технику и литературную эрудицию. С середины 1930-х годов Шенгели оригинальных стихов практически не публиковал, но...
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by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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LibriVox recording of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Version 2) by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Read in English by MichaelMaggs Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) was one of the most innovative of English Victorian poets, best known now for his vivid and original imagery of the natural world in verses such as “The Windhover” and “Pied Beauty”. Hopkins was a master of miniaturisation and condensation. His poetry is characterised by freshness, concentrated originality and often unconventional...
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by Gertrude Stein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Roast Beef by Gertrude Stein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  January 19. 2020. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; David Lawrence; Ethan Hurst; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nemo and Seamus Dobbin. The last stanza of the prose poem Roastbeef, part of 'Food', taken from Stein's book Tender Buttons (1914), consisting of three sections titled "Objects", "Food", and "Rooms"....
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by H. P. Nichols
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 28 recordings of The Bee by H.P. Nichols. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  June 21 2020. Read in English by Andrew Dixon; Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; EliseDee; Emmi Kranz; Seawolf4; mammutty; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Guomin Do; Helen Ko; Joshua Paul Seeger.; Kelly Park; Lee Ann Howlett; Nerebrit; Ilaria Marazzina; mleigh; Phil Schempf; Ryan Fink; Rohan31; Richard Potenza;...
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by Hartley Coleridge
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Sonnet IV by Hartley Coleridge. This was a Weekly Poetry project for Septermber 20, 2020. Read in English by AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; Colourbynumbers; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf and Rowan Puttergill. Hartley Coleridge, was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His sister Sara...
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by Hartley Coleridge
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Sonnet IX by Hartley Coleridge. This was a Weekly Poetry project for Septermber 20, 2020. Read in English by AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; Colourbynumbers; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf and Rowan Puttergill. Hartley Coleridge, was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His sister Sara...
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by Helen Hunt Jackson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Morn by Helen Hunt Jackson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  March 8, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Ellies; E. Preske Ahrenholtz; Newgatenovelist; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nemo; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Helen Hunt Jackson (pen name, H.H.) was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the United States...
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by Henry Kendall
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of After Many Years by Henry Kendall. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  April 19, 2020. Read in English by BethanyC86; Bruce Kachuk; carajdonnelly; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Dominique van de Vorle; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth Onder; Graham Scott; Jim Gallagher; Larry Wilson; Patrick Wallace; Phil Schempf; Peter Yearsley; RaghuPradeepNair; Seaquill; Thedirectioner80 and Kudrna. Henry Kendall was the first Australian poet to draw his...
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by Henry Kendall
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of From the Forests by Henry Kendall. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 29, 2020. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Graham Scott; JD Gibson; Jennifer Henry; Larry Wilson; npsilvera; Phil Schempf; skendall48; Seaquill; Thomas Ermon; Thomas L. Koehnlein and Wyn Stewart. Henry Kendall was the first Australian poet to draw his inspiration from the life, scenery...
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by Henry Lawson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Ship by Henry Lawson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 1, 2020.   Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Eduardo Lactaoen; Seawolf4; Graham Scott; Meg Bernardo; Michael Fury; Phil Schempf; sophiaboydd and WaterBaron. Remembrance Day 2020; An excerpt from A Fantasy of War in the book My Army, O, My Army! and other songs by Henry Lawson (1915) - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including...
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by Henry Lawson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Route March by Henry Lawson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 8, 2020, Remembrance Day 2020.  Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Kessie; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; mleigh; Phil Schempf; Peter Yearsley; WaterBaron and yelwarlib. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 25 recordings of The Broken Oar by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  May 10, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ezekiel; Garth Burton; Garfield Francisco Dsouza; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; Jai Robichaud; Katharina Glowalla; Craig Franklin; kerenza; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; VoiceNB17; Nemo; callisterp; Phil Schempf; rumpledpoetry; RaghuPradeepNair;...
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by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 21 recordings of The Shadow By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 27, 2020.  Read in English by annie70; AKeats; Algy Pug; AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; ChadH94; Carol R; Dan Gurzynski; David Lawrence; Denise Ray; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Katie Bond; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Mayah; Phil Schempf and spatel2. This poem is taken from The Complete Poetical Works of Henry...
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by Igor Severyanin
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LibriVox recording of Ананасы в шампанском by Igor Severyanin. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky Mожет быть, наиболее известный сборник Игоря-Северянина. За 1915-1918 гг. сборник выдержал 5 изданий. - Summary by Mark Chulsky For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Isaac Watts
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LibriVox recording of Watt's Songs Against Faults by Isaac Watts. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk These superb poems by the hymnist and theologian Isaac Watts emphasize the importance of developing a positive moral outlook and stress the significance of maintaining vigilance to avoid the pitfalls of everyday life. But although Watts stresses the urgency of heeding the advice outlined in these verses, he delivers his message with divine charm and subtle counsel - never with chastisement,...
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by Isaac Watts
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LibriVox recording of Watt's Songs Against Evil by Isaac Watts. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk This small volume of inspirational verse is a collection of the timeless work of the hymnist and theologian, Isaac Watts. Carefully and tactfully conceived, each of these motivational poems contains a valuable lesson relevant to youth's quest for moral guidance in a world of uncertainties and unknowns. But lest these poems be construed as pedantic lectures demanding righteous behavior, the listener...
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by James David Corrothers
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 6 recordings of At the Closed Gate of Justice by James David Corrothers. This was the Weekly  Poetry project for  February 16, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Ethan Hurst; Newgatenovelist; Lee Ann Howlett and tovarisch. Continuing with our February Black History Month theme, this Weekly Poem is from The Book of American Negro Poetry (1922) by James Weldon Johnson (1871 to 1938). James David Corrothers was an African-American poet,...
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by James Wheeler
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LibriVox recording of Manchester Poetry by James Wheeler. Read in English by Phil Benson Manchester's first published anthology of locally-written poetry was compiled by editor James Wheeler to show that Manchester, 'the most mechanical of boroughs', had more to offer than spinning jennies and power looms. The collection includes selections from ten Manchester-born poets, among whom Charles Swain was the best known. - Summary by Phil Benson For further information, including links to online...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Ripest Peach by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  July 12, 2020. Read in English by ASiverly; Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Dominique van de Vorle; Edmond Aggabao; Seawolf4; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Bucksaw; Kris R; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Lucas O'Brien; Mayah; MaybeCordelia and MrMumbles. James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 20 recordings of That Night by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 19, 2020.   Read in English by OrigenScholar; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Dominique van de Vorle; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth Onder; emmzcam; Graham Scott; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; philmacc; Phil Schempf; Ron Altman; Sabrina Santiago; skylin4413; Vinny Seeram and Wyn Stewart.  Our Weekly Poem is taken from NYE AND...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of A Discouraging Model by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 26, 2020.  Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Ethan Hurst; fshort; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; L0ki; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett and Larry Wilson. As a poet, Riley achieved an uncommon level of fame during his lifetime. He was honored with annual Riley Day celebrations around the United States and was regularly called on to perform readings at...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you18 recordings of Pansies by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 3, 2020.  Read in English by gourdand; andybeddy; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Dominique van de Vorle; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Garth Burton; Garfield Francisco Dsouza; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; rumpledpoetry and RaghuPradeepNair. Another ode to Spring and one of the popular flowers starting to...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 22 recordings of A Wraith of Summertime by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  October 18, 2020. Read in English by adamhope; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Eduardo Lactaoen; fshort; GeneBlack; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Lee Ann Howlett; Michael Fury; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill and RomaSingh. Ah, the memories of summer...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 23 recordings of If I knew What Poets Know by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 5, 2020.  Read in English by ashten999; Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; siverlyac; AndiSue Eyler; andybeddy; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Owlivia; Doug Daly; David Lawrence; Dominique van de Vorle; Edmond Aggabao; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Kelly Park; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Mayah; Rohan31 and MaybeCordelia. Riley's chief legacy...
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by John Hartley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Looking Back by John Hartley. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  January 4, 2020. Read in English by elliot; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; InArcadia; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Julie Burks; Larry Wilson; Nemo; Phil Schempf; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void. John Hartley was an English poet who worked in the Yorkshire dialect. He wrote a great deal of prose and poetry – often of a sentimental nature – dealing with the...
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by John Sullivan Dwight; George Willis Cooke
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Rest by John Sullivan Dwight. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  January 5, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Gina Briggs; Gwenn Keifer-Reed; Graham Scott; Julie Burks; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LikeManyWaters; Phil Schempf and  tovarisch. John Sullivan Dwight was a Unitarian minister, transcendentalist, and America's first influential classical music critic. - Summary by...
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by Jonathan Swift
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 7 recordings of A Description Of A City Shower by Jonathan Swift. This was the Fortnightly  Poetry project for  January 26, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf and Sommer Ward. You don't find a weather forecast like this local media. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Joseph Furphy
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of A Psalm of Patience by Joseph Furphy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 29, 2020.  Read in English by Aiken; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Lee Ann Howlett; LeeSalter; mleigh; Phil Schempf; Seawolf4 and WaterBaron. Not exactly the Seven Ages of Man, but rather amusing, particularly that final stanza. - Summary by SonOfTheExiles For further information, including links to online...
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by Joyce Kilmer
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LibriVox  reading of Summer of Love by Joyce Kilmer. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Stefan Von Blon; raghavdhandi8; David Lawrence; Julian Pratley; KevinS; Keara Hayes; Alan Mapstone; Phebe Hays; Sera Gonzalez; Melody Khoriaty; Richard Green; Valentina Vocelli; L Dean Misenhimer; Andrew Gaunce; Kathleen Moore and LS Kim. Joyce KIlmer may yet be an obscure poet had he not had his poem, Trees, published in Poetry in 1913. But, this book precedes that, and shows his flowing lyricism and the...
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by Joyce Kilmer
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of White Bird of Love by Joyce Kilmer. This was the FortnightlyPoetry project for July 12, 2020.  Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; Doug Daly; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Lucas O'Brien; Minnie; Mayah; NomadVoices; Rohan31 and MaybeCordelia. TThough a prolific poet whose works celebrated the common beauty of the natural world as well as...
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by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of recordings of Christmas Wishes by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 20, 2020. Read in English by ashleighjane; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Seawolf4; Ezwa; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Marya James; Nan Dodge; Nathan Whitson; Phil Schempf; Rachel May and TommyP. Juliana Horatia Ewing was an English writer of children's stories. Her writings...
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by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Jane Wilde, the mother of Oscar Wilde, was an Irish poet who wrote under the pen name Speranza. She was politically active as an Irish nationalist, a passion which may be seen in her writing. Poems is a collection of her poetic works. (Summary by Julian Pratley) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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by Laurence Hope
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Kotri, by the River by Laurence Hope. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  August 9, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Dominique van de Vorle; Edmond Aggabao; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; Seawolf4; Graham Scott; James Egalsson; jdsouza27; KevinS; Cavaet; Peter Yearsley; Raszero and Tasleem Khan. Editorial note: Laurence Hope was the pen name of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson. Born in 1865, she was educated in England. At age 16...
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