By: William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
Journey of Life
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Journey of Life by William Cullen Bryant. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 23, 2012.William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. His poetry has been described as being "of a thoughtful, meditative character, and makes but slight appeal to the mass of readers." (
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Midsummer by William Cullen Bryant. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 23, 2013.This poem taken from the Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant, Household Edition.
By: Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645)
Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
Aemilia Lanyer's 1611 poem is far more than a retelling of The Passion. It comprises a spirited defense of Eve (and, by extension, all women), elegant praises for her female patrons, a catalogue of virtuous women of the ancient world, and closes with the first "country house" poem written by a woman in English.
By: Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959)
All That Matters
A collection of poems about life. Written in an easy and interesting style this book includes poems about many parts of family life, motherhood, babies, dads, and youth. None of them long, they focus the listener on the blessings of life.
|A Heap O' Livin'
By: Katharine Pyle (1863-1938)
|Careless Jane and Other Tales
By: Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777-1843)
Sintram and His Companions
Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, also the author of Undine, was a German Romantic writer whose stories were filled with knights, damsels in distress, evil enchantments, and the struggle of good against overpowering evil. 'My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure.' Fouque blends the Romantic love for nature and ancient chivalry while telling a powerful story about a young man who yearns for that which he can never attain.
By: Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)
Poems of West and East
Victoria Mary Sackville-West, The Hon Lady Nicolson, best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author and poet. Her long narrative poem, The Land, won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927. She won it again, becoming the only writer to do so, in 1933 with her Collected Poems. She helped create her own gardens in Sissinghurst, Kent, which provide the backdrop to Sissinghurst Castle. She was famous for her exuberant aristocratic life, her strong marriage, and her passionate affair with novelist Virginia Woolf. Poems of West and East is a short collection of her early work, which was published in 1917. (Summary by Wikipedia and Elizabeth Klett)
By: Apollonius Rhodius (3rd Cent. -3rd Cent.)
The story of how Jason and a group of famous heroes of Greece took to sea in the Argos has been told many times, before and after Apollonius of Rhodes, wrote his Argonautica, in the 3rd century b.C.. It is not only the oldest full version of the tale to arrive to our days, but also the only extant example of Hellenistic epic. This was already a popular myth by the times of Apollonius, who makes the story of how Jason and the Argonauts sail to Colchis in search of the Golden Fleece, and have to go through a lot of adventures to fulfill their task, a mix of simple narrative and scholarly catalog. The Argonautica had a deep impact on European literature as a whole.
By: S. Griswold (Sylvanus Griswold) Morley (1878-1970)
|Modern Spanish Lyrics
By: Daniel Bussier Shumway (1868-)
By: Marietta Holley (1836-1926)
This is a collection of poems by Marietta Holley, better known as Josiah Allen's Wife.
By: Clara M. Beede
Book of 31 short poems dedicated to Soldierboys.
By: Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943)
|In Divers Tones
By: Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)
|A Jongleur Strayed Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane
By: Robert Copland (fl. 1515)
Jyl of Breyntfords Testament
Introduction - This is a collection of ten comic pieces from the 16th century and earlier, as compiled and edited by Frederick Furnivall for private circulation in 1871. Only the first is by Copland. (Introduction by Grant Hurlock)
By: Frank Sidgwick (1879-1939)
|Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Fourth Series
By: Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell (1847-1922)
|Flower of the Mind
By: Alice Meynell (1847-1922)
Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet. At the end of the 19th century, in conjunction with uprisings against the British (among them the Indians', the Zulus', the Boxer Rebellion, and the Muslim revolt led by Muhammad Ahmed in the Sudan), many European scholars, writers, and artists, began to question Europe's colonial imperialism. This led the Meynells and others in their circle to speak out for the oppressed. Alice Meynell was a vice-president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League, founded by Cicely Hamilton and active 1908–19.
By: Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823)
|Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs
By: Adam L. (Adam Luke) [Editor] Gowans
|The Hundred Best English Poems
By: Charles H. Bennett (1829-1867)
|The Nine Lives of A Cat A Tale of Wonder
By: A. H. (Arthur Henry) Bullen (1857-1920)
|Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age
By: Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879)
Meditations from the Pen
Maria W. Stewart was America's first black woman political writer. Between 1831 and 1833, she gave four speeches on the topics of slavery and women's rights. Meditations From The Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart—published in 1879 shortly before her death—is a collection of those speeches as well as her memoir, some meditations and prayers. They are political, poetical and sermon all at the same time; but in the mileu in which she lectured, they were a critically important part of the abolitionist movement years before the contributions of others such as Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth...
By: John Oxenham (1852-1941)
|Bees in Amber A Little Book of Thoughtful Verse
By: George Crabbe (1754-1832)
By: Francis T. Palgrave (1824-1897)
Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Pieces In the English Language
Palgrave's principal contribution to the development of literary taste was contained in his Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics (1861), an anthology of the best poetry in the language constructed upon a plan sound and spacious, and followed out with a delicacy of feeling which could scarcely be surpassed. This book is a delightful one to listen to with family or friends. You're sure to find something to relate to in these wonderful poems.
By: Elizabeth Anderson
|The Goblins' Christmas
By: Ruth McEnery Stuart (1856-1917)
|Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles
By: Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)
Poems of Giacomo Leopardi
This is a volume of poems by Giacomo Leopardi.
By: Francis Thompson (1859-1907)
|The Hound of Heaven
|Sister Songs; an offering to two sisters
By: Stephen Langdon (1876-1937)
|The Epic of Gilgamish A Fragment of the Gilgamish Legend in Old-Babylonian Cuneiform
By: John Hartley (1839-1915)
|Yorkshire Ditties, First Series To Which Is Added The Cream Of Wit And Humour From His Popular Writings
|Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series To which is added The Cream of Wit and Humour from his Popular Writings
By: Thomas James Wise (1859-1937)
|The Return of the Dead and Other Ballads
|Queen Berngerd, The Bard and the Dreams and other ballads
|The Nightingale, the Valkyrie and Raven and other ballads
|Alf the Freebooter Little Danneved and Swayne Trost and other Ballads
|King Diderik and the fight between the Lion and Dragon and other ballads
|Grimmer and Kamper The End of Sivard Snarenswayne and other ballads
|Brown William The Power of the Harp and Other Ballads
|Axel Thordson and Fair Valborg a ballad
|Little Engel a ballad with a series of epigrams from the Persian
|Hafbur and Signe a ballad
|Marsk Stig's Daughters and other Songs and Ballads
|The Expedition to Birting's Land and other ballads
|Niels Ebbesen and Germand Gladenswayne two ballads
|Proud Signild and Other Ballads
|Marsk Stig a ballad
|Ermeline a ballad
By: George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914)
|Bohemian Days Three American Tales
By: Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861-1923)
|Helen Redeemed and Other Poems
|The Village Wife's Lament
By: Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (1888-1935)
|Antinous: A Poem
By: Madame (Jeanne-Marie) Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1780)
|Think Before You Speak or, The Three Wishes
By: William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)
|Lyra Heroica A Book of Verse for Boys
|Hawthorn and Lavender with Other Verses
|The Song of the Sword and Other Verses
By: Thomas Gray (1716-1771)
|Select Poems of Thomas Gray
By: Madison Julius Cawein (1865-1914)
|An Ode Read August 15, 1907, at the dedication of the monument erected at Gloucester, Massachusetts, in commemoration of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay colony in the year sixteen hundred and twenty-three
By: Madison Cawein (1865-1914)
Librivox volunteers bring you ten readings of September by Madison Cawein. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 21st, 2014.
Madison Julius Cawein was born in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from high school, Cawein worked in a pool hall in Louisville as a cashier in Waddill's New-market, which also served as a gambling house. He worked there for six years, saving his pay so he could return home to write. His output was thirty-six books and 1,500 poems. His writing presented Kentucky scenes in a language echoing Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. He soon earned the nickname the "Keats of Kentucky". Note: In Greek mythology, Hippocrene was the name of a spring on Mt...
Time and Death and Love
Madison Cawein was a poet from Louisville, Kentucky. His output was thirty-six books and 1,500 poems. His writing earned the nickname the "Keats of Kentucky". This Weekly poem was published in his book "Shapes and Shadows". (1898)
By: Edward Young (1683-1765)
The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2
MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...
By: Frederic W. Moorman (1872-1919)
|Yorkshire Dialect Poems (1673-1915) and traditional poems
|Songs of the Ridings
By: Philip Sidney (1554-1586)
|A Defence of Poesie and Poems
By: Bertha Upton (1849-1912)
|The Adventure of Two Dutch Dolls and a 'Golliwogg'
By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
Ballad of Another Ophelia
LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of the haunting Ballad of Another Ophelia by D. H. Lawrence. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 24, 2013.
By: Nikolaj Velimirović (1880-1956)
|Serbia in Light and Darkness With Preface by the Archbishop of Canterbury, (1916)
By: Robert Haven Schauffler (1879-1964)
|Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse
By: Charles Rogers (1825-1890)
Modern Scottish Minstrel
Subtitled "Songs of Scotland of the Past Half-Century, with Memoirs of the Poets, and Sketches and Specimens in English Verse of the Most Celebrated Modern Gaelic Bards."
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume I. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century
By: George Henry Needler (1866-1962)
|The Nibelungenlied Translated into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original
By: William Roscoe (1753-1831)
|The Peacock 'At Home' AND The Butterfly's Ball AND The Fancy Fair
By: William Henry Drummond (1854-1907)
|The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems
|The Voyageur and Other Poems
By: Josephine Preston Peabody (1874-1922)
Josephine Preston Peabody was an American poet and dramatist. She was born in New York and educated at the Girls’ Latin School, Boston, and at Radcliffe College.
By: Torquato Tasso (1544-1595)
The First Crusade provides the backdrop for a rich tapestry of political machinations, military conflicts, martial rivalries, and love stories, some of which are complicated by differences in religion. The supernatural plays a major role in the action. Partly on this account, and partly because of the multilayered, intertwined plots, the poem met with considerable contemporary criticism, so Tasso revised it radically and published the revision under a new name, La Gerusalemme Conquistata, or "Jerusalem Conquered," which has remained virtually unread, a warning to authors who pay attention to the critics...
By: Toru Dutt (1856-1877)
Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan
Toru Dutt was an Indian poet, writing in English. Born in 1856, she travelled to England and France, and being a polyglot became fluent in French and English, later in Sanskrit as well. Her works gained popularity and success posthumously. This collection of her poems, Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, was published by her father after her death in 1877. This collection is divided into 2 parts: the 1st part contains long poems about the ancient legends of her native land of India, which had been passed on to her orally in Sanskrit and which held much fascination for her, and also implied her desire to return to India...
By: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations
LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of "In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations" by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 30, 2013.Written during the First World War, this is a poem about love, war and their timelessness by one of the best Victorian novelists.
By: T. W. H. Crosland (1865-1924)
|Little People: An Alphabet
By: Thomas Washington Talley
|Negro Folk Rhymes Wise and Otherwise: With a Study
By: Michael Drayton (1563-1631)
|Minor Poems of Michael Drayton
|The Battaile of Agincourt
|Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles: Idea, Fidesa and Chloris
By: John Gower (1330?-1408)
|Confessio Amantis, or, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins
By: Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
|The House of Life
By: Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1921)
"You Bid Me Try"
Henry Austin Dobson, commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist. His official career was uneventful, but as a poet and biographer he was distinguished. Those who study his work are struck by its maturity.It was about 1864 that he turned his attention to writing original prose and verse, and some of his earliest work was his best. It was not until 1868 that the appearance of St Paul’s, a magazine edited by Anthony Trollope, gave Harry Dobson an opportunity and an audience; and during the next six years he contributed some of his favourite poems, including “Tu Quoque,” “A Gentleman of the Old School,” “A Dialogue from Plato,” and “Une Marquise...