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By: Anna Hempstead Branch (1875-1937)

Book cover Mother's Song

volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Mother's Song by Anna Hempstead Branch. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 3, 2020. ------ A tribute to Mothers everywhere. Taken from The shoes that danced, and other poems by Anna Hempstead Branch, - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Madison Cawein (1865-1914)

Book cover Quiet

volunteers bring you 28 recordings of Quiet by Madison Cawein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 17, 2020. ------ Cawein's description of "A log-hut in the solitude", taken from The Poems of Madison Cawein, Volume 3, Nature Poems. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Marcus Clarke (1846-1881)

Book cover Wail of the Waiter

volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Wail of the Waiter by Marcus Clarke. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 16, 2020. ------ A little something in anticipation of the day when things return to normal and folks everywhere, particularly in the hospitality industry, are back at work. - Summary by SonOfTheExiles

By: Various

Book cover Birds, Vol. I, No 3, March 1897

Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." Later issues were expanded to include animals, plants, etc. Summary by J. M. Smallheer

By: Eugene Field (1850-1895)

Book cover Lullaby-Land: Songs of Childhood

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

By: Rebecca Ruter Springer (1832-1904)

Book cover Songs by the Sea

Best known for her mystical writing, IntraMuros, Rebecca Ruter Springer was also a sensitive poet. This a short volume of her poems celebrating the sea. - Summary by Larry Wilson

By: Various

Book cover A to Zed Collection Vol. 002

This is a collection of 26 selections, both fiction and nonfiction, in which each topic begins with a different letter of the alphabet.

By: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Book cover Ode To Duty

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Ode To Duty by William Wordsworth. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 31, 2020 ------ “Ode to Duty” is an appeal to the principle of morality for guidance and support. This Fortnightly Poem is taken from The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 3 by William Wordsworth - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 205

This is a collection of 69 poems read in English by volunteers for June 2020.

By: Marcus Clarke (1846-1881)

Book cover In A Lady's Album

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of In A Lady's Album by Marcus Clarke. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 7, 2020. ------ Opinion is divided as to whether this poem by a notorious bohemian was sincere or whether he was trying to burnish his credentials as a lady’s man. How you find it might well determine how you read it... - Summary by SonOfTheExiles

By: Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959)

Book cover Man to Be

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Man to Be by Edgar A. Guest. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 14, 2020. ------ A tribute to Fathers contemplating the future of their children. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Various

Book cover Birds, Vol. I, No 6, June 1897

Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." Later issues were expanded to include animals, plants, etc. Summary by J. M. Smallheer

By: H. P. Nichols

Book cover Bee

volunteers bring you 28 recordings of The Bee by H. P. Nichols. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 21, 2020. ----- Some practical advice to a child, taken from Cousin Hatty's Hymns and Twilight Stories. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Marcus Clarke (1846-1881)

Book cover Mind's Eye

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of The Mind's Eye by Marcus Clarke. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 28, 2020. ------ This Fortnightly Poem is taken from The Australian Edition of the Selected Works of Marcus Clarke

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 206

This is a collection of 80 poems read in English by volunteers for July 2020.

By: James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

Book cover If I knew What Poets Know

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. ------Riley's chief legacy was his influence in fostering the creation of a Midwestern cultural identity and his contributions to the Golden Age of Indiana Literature. With other writers of his era, he helped create a caricature of Midwesterners and formed a literary community that produced works rivaling the established eastern literati. There are many memorials dedicated to Riley, including the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children.

By: Eva March Tappan (1854-1930)

Book cover World’s Story Volume XII: The United States

This is the twelfth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Part XII compiles stories about the early history of the United States, starting with the first explorators, the fights with the native Americans, the early settlers and culminating with the struggle for independence from the European leaders. - Summary by Sonia

By: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

Book cover White Bird of Love

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of White Bird of Love by Joyce Kilmer. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 12, 2020. ------ Though a prolific poet whose works celebrated the common beauty of the natural world as well as his Roman Catholic religious faith, Kilmer was also a journalist, literary critic, lecturer, and editor. At the time of his deployment to Europe during World War I, Kilmer was considered the leading American Roman Catholic poet and lecturer of his generation, - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Nathalia Crane (1913-1998)

Book cover Janitor's Boy and Other Poems

Known for her whimsical verse and rhythmic, lilting poems Nathalia Crane was a child prodigy who published her first volume of poetry at the age of 10. There was nothing in her poems that indicated her age. Her delightful verse, and her maturity and insightfulness in poems such as The History of Honey, The Army Laundress, The Reading Boy, The Three Cornered Lot, and The Commonplace, won her recognition among poets. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker

By: Various

Book cover Birds, Vol. II, No 4, October 1897

Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." Later issues were expanded to include animals, plants, etc. Summary by J. M. Smallheer

By: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Book cover One Lovely Name

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of One Lovely Name by Walter Savage Landor. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 26, 2020.------- Walter Savage Landor was an English writer, poet, and activist. Today he is best known for his collection of Imaginary Conversations between historical celebrities and his pithy aphoristic verses. - Summary by Algy Pug

By: Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

Book cover Parental Ode to My Son, Aged Three Years and Five Months

volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Parental Ode to My Son, Aged Three Years and Five Months by Thomas Hood. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 26, 2020.----- A father is trying to write a poem to his son, but the troublesome antics of the latter make the author put in interjections that entirely contradict the poetical picture he tries to paint of the child.

By: Omar Khayyám (1048-1131)

Book cover Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

While the translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald has become the best known English language version of this classic poem, it is neither the most complete or accurate rendering of Omar's oeuvre. Among others, E.A.Johnson spent nearly thirty years translating all 762 verses of the Lucknow Edition of the Rubaiyat. Apart from this singular publication, the life and activities of the translator remain hidden in obscurity. - Summary by Algy Pug

By: Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

Book cover Sonnet 38 from The Growth of Love

volunteers bring you 21 recordings of Sonnet 38 from The Growth of Love by Robert Bridges. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 9, 2020. ------ Robert Bridges was the English Poet Laureate from 1913 until his death. A physician by training, he retired from practice in 1882 and devoted the remainder of his life to literary pursuits. This poem comes from 1898 edition of a sonnet collection entitled the Growth of Love. - Summary by Algy Pug

By: Mary Sidney Herbert (1561-1621)

Book cover Psalmes of David (Sidney Psalms)

A poetic version of the Psalms by Sir Philip Sidney and his sister, Mary Sidney Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke . "It is possible that the original Autograph manuscript of Sir Philip Sidney may still exist in the library at Wilton. It would have been desirable to have ascertained this, as it might prove which were versified by him, and which by his sister. This I have not been able to accomplish." Some of the Psalms may have been written by a third party. The Christian Remembrancer magazine for June, 1821 contains a paper by Dr...

By: Eva March Tappan (1854-1930)

Book cover World’s Story Volume XIII: The United States

This is the thirteenth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Part XIII is the second volume of the history of the United States, exploring topics from the Civil War, the settlement on the West Coast, and new scientific discoveries from the 19th and early 20th centuries. - Summary by Sonia

By: Eugene Field (1850-1895)

Book cover With Trumpet and Drum

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

By: Cordelia Ray (1852-1916)

Book cover Sonnets

Cordelia Ray was a Black author and teacher. This volume contains 12 of her poems and was first published in 1893. - Summary by Newgatenovelist

By: Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849)

Book cover Sonnet IX

volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Sonnet IX by Hartley Coleridge. This was a Weekly Poetry project for September 20, 2020. ------ Hartley Coleridge, was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His sister Sara Coleridge was a poet and translator, and his brother Derwent Coleridge was a scholar and author. Hartley was named after the philosopher David Hartley. A pair of Weekly Poems celebrate his birthday this Sunday. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Sonnet IV

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Sonnet IV by Hartley Coleridge. This was a Weekly Poetry project for September 20, 2020. ------ The second of two poems celebrating the birthday of Hartley Coleridge, this one taken from Poems of Hartley Coleridge, Volume II. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Various

Book cover Birds, Vol. III, No 3, March 1898

Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1898-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." Later issues were expanded to include animals, plants, etc. Summary by J. M. Smallheer

By: Frank Gelett Burgess (1886-1951)

Book cover Goop Directory (version 3)

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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