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By: Unknown

Book cover Something New for my Little Friends

This is a collection of stories in verse for children. Published in 1866 by an author only known by the initials F.F., these poems teach children the virtues, their duties, and what happens to ill-behaving little boys and girls. - Summary by Carolin

By: Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929)

Book cover Blood Road

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Blood Road by Katharine Lee Bates. This was the New Year's Weekly Poetry project for December 30. 2018. ------ Katharine Lee Bates was an American writer, poet, professor, and social activist. Although she was a renowned author and professor during her lifetime, today she is primarily remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful". For 25 years, she lived with her long-time friend and companion, Katharine Coman. This poem taken from 'America the beautiful and other poems' 1911. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Book cover Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

volunteers bring you 23 recordings of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 6, 2019. ------ The meanings of this poignant poem--which entered the Public Domain in January 2019 and is being added to the Collection ASAP--range from appreciation of a simple New Hampshire snowstorm scene to reflections on death. Whose house is in the village? What promises need keeping? The poem can be interpreted on many different levels. Quoting...

By: Thomas Frederick Young

Book cover Snow Storm

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of A Snow Storm by T.F. Young. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 6, 2019. ------ Pedantic critics may find fault with my modest productions, and perhaps justly, in regard to grammatical construction, and mechanical arrangement, but I shall be satisfied, if the public discern a vein of true poetry glittering here and there through what I have just written. The public are the final judges of compositions of this sort, and not the writer himself, or his personal friends...

By: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Book cover Prophet

The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his words of wisdom on many sides of the human condition, and he addresses them in terms of love and care. He has much to offer from his observations of the people, and he illustrates with images they can relate to. The author, Gibran, was influenced by the Maronites, the Sufis, and the Baha’i. His philosophy, though deist, is primarily aimed at the good within ourselves, and the common-sense ways in which we can unlock it...

By: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Book cover To the River

volunteers bring you 26 recordings of To the River by Edgar Allan Poe. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 13, 2019. ------ This Weekly Poem is taken from the Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe

By: George Parsons Lathrop (1851-1898)

Book cover Ghosts of Growth

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Ghosts of Growth by George Parsons Lathrop. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 20, 2019. ------ The poet describes the beauties of nature after a snow fall, and the result of the mid-day sun.

By: Beatrice Bradshaw Brown

Book cover Paris Pair, Their Day's Doings

volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Paris Pair, Their Day's Doings by Beatrice Bradshaw Brown. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 20, 2019. ------ A poetic summary of a day in the life of two children in Paris.

By: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Book cover At A Lunar Eclipse

volunteers bring you 25 recordings of At A Lunar Eclipse by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 27, 2019. ------ While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd , The Mayor of Casterbridge , Tess of the d'Urbervilles , and Jude the Obscure . During his lifetime, Hardy's poetry was acclaimed by younger poets who viewed him as a mentor. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Sir Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943)

Book cover New York Nocturnes, and Other Poems

This is a volume of poetry by Canadian poet and prose writer Sir Charles G.D. Roberts. This volume starts with a series of poems on New York City, and then includes some other poems on miscellaneous subjects. The poems of the "Father of Canadian Poetry" will be enjoyed by all modern listeners who are fans of New York. - Summary by Carolin

By: Margaret Steele Anderson (1867-1921)

Book cover Michael Angelo's "Dawn"

volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Michael Angelo's "Dawn" by Margaret Steele Anderson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 10, 2019. ------ Dawn is a sculpture by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, executed for the Medici Chapel in the area of the tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence, Italy. It is part of a second pair , which followed Day and Night in his work on the Chapel. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Unknown

Book cover Short Stories and Poems for Children, Original and Select

A collection of short stories and poems for children, filled with sweet but simple life lessons. - Summary by Campbell Schelp

By: George Pope Morris (1802-1864)

Book cover Lines. After the Manner of the Olden Time.

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Lines. After the Manner of the Olden Time by George Pope Morris. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 17, 2019. ------ George Pope Morris was an American editor, poet, and songwriter. He was especially well-known was his poem-turned-song "Woodman, Spare that Tree! - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Robert Burns Wilson (1850-1916)

Book cover It Is in Winter That We Dream of Spring

volunteers bring you 23 recordings of It Is in Winter That We Dream of Spring by Robert Burns Wilson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 10, 2019. ------ Robert Burns Wilson was an American painter and poet. Although his most famous poem was based on the battle cry "Remember the Maine," he was best known during his day as a nature poet.

By: George Parsons Lathrop (1851-1898)

Book cover Voice of the Void

volunteers bring you 22 recordings of The Voice of the Void by George Parsons Lathrop. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 17, 2019. ------ George Parsons Lathrop was an American poet, novelist, and newspaper editor. He married Nathaniel Hawthorne's daughter, Rose Hawthorne. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)

Book cover Golden Day

volunteers bring you recordings of A Golden Day by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 31, 2019. ------ A delightful little poem describing what it feels like to greet a sunny spring day and let the rest of your cares slide away. - Summary by Michele Fry

By: C. J. Dennis (1876-1938)

Book cover Digger Smith

“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 him seem “half a man” in the eyes of the lady love he left behind when he went off to the War. Oh Digger Smith, how little faith you have in woman... - Summary by Son of the Exiles

By: Rudyard Kipling (1868-1936)

Book cover Before Edgehill Fight

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Before Edgehill Fight by Rudyard Kipling. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 7, 2019. ------ A real and down to earth poem about a the Battle of Edgehill. - Summary by Campbell Schelp

By: Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883)

Book cover On The Sea

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of On The Sea by Ivan Turgenev. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 14, 2019. ------ Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West. Constance Clara Garnett was an English translator of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Garnett was one of the first English translators of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anton Chekhov and introduced them on a wide basis to the English-speaking public. - Summary by wikipedia

By: Madison Cawein (1865-1914)

Book cover Poems of Madison Cawein Vol 3

This is Volume 3: Nature Poems of the collected works of Madison Julius Cawein, an American poet from Kentucky. It's arranged in four sections: In The Shadow of the Beeches, Tansy and Sweet-Alyssum, Weeds by the Wall, and A Voice on the Wind. It is dedicated to "Doctor Henry A. Cottel whose kind words of friendship and approval have encouraged me most when I most needed encouragement." - Summary by Larry Wilson

By: Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784)

Book cover To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 28, 2019. ------ The Authoress, Phillis Wheatley, was a Negro Servant To Mr. John Wheatley, Of Boston, In New-England. She was the first published African-American female poet, Wheatley was emancipated shortly after the publication of her book. - Summary by wikipedia

By: Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

Book cover Three Stories & Ten Poems

The author arranged for this collection of three short stories and ten poems to be printed in a small run of 300 copies in Dijon The book entered into the public domain in 2019. - Summary by KevinS

By: Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

Book cover Penitent

volunteers bring you12 recordings of The Penitent by Edna St. Vincent Millay. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 5, 2019. ------ A saucy little poem about a girl with a guilt free conscience! A very prolific poet and playwright, graduate of Vasser, known for her feminist activism, Edna St. Vincent received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award.

By: Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)

Book cover Double Sestina - Ye Goatherd Gods

volunteers bring you recordings of Double Sestina - Ye Goatherd Gods by Phillip Sidney. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 5, 2019. ------ Poem is included in the book "Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia" Ye Goatherd Gods" depicts the sorrows of two shepherds who love the same woman. She has left them both, however, and the two shepherds are dejected and heartbroken. They appeal to the gods, to nature, and to the heavens in their angst, and everything they see is altered because of their sorrows...

By: Unknown

Book cover Life and Adventures of Chanticleer, the Intelligent Rooster. An interesting story in verse for children

This is the story of an intelligent, upright and generous rooster named Chanticleer. We follow his life from birth to death in this story written in verse. The story recounts his adventures during his childhood, his studies and his travels. He becomes a father and grandfather and tries to impart his wisdom to the next generation. - Summary by SweetHome

By: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Book cover Inscription For A Stone

volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Inscription For A Stone by William Cowper. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 12, 2019. ------ INSCRIPTION FOR A STONE Erected at the sowing of a grove of oaks at Chillington, the Seat of T. Giffard, Esq, 1790

By: Abram Joseph Ryan (1838-1886)

Book cover Farewells

volunteers bring you 22 recordings of Farewells by Abram Joseph Ryan. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 26, 2019. ------ Abram Joseph Ryan was an American poet, an active proponent of the Confederate States of America, and a Catholic priest. He has been called the "Poet-Priest of the South" and, less frequently, the "Poet Laureate of the Confederacy." - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Book cover Tom-Cat

volunteers bring you 25 recordings of The Tom-Cat by Don Marquis. This was the Fortnighty Poetry project for June 23, 2019. ------ A reflection on the tom-cat. - Summary by KevinS

By: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Book cover Long I Thought that Knowledge

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Long I Thought that Knowledge by Walt Whitman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 30, 2019. ------ This poem is taken from Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass"

By: Muriel Strode (1875-1964)

Book cover My Little Book of Prayer

A number of what we might call epigrams concerning one's will, determination, spirituality, and other foci of interest. - Summary by KevinS

By: William Dean Howells (1837-1920)

Book cover Hope

volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Hope by William Dean Howells. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 7, 2019. ------ A short, vivid seafaring poem that holds out hope for an afterlife, wonderfully crafted by William Dean Howells, an American novelist, literary critic, poet and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters". He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings

By: Various

Book cover A to Zed Collection Vol. 001

A collection of pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, that have as its subject a word beginning with a specific letter of the English alphabet. Subjects can range from coffee to tea, animals to vampires, law to emotions.

By: Andrew Barton Paterson (1864-1941)

Book cover Our Mat

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Our Mat by A. B. Paterson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 14, 2019. ------ Banjo Paterson's speculations on a piece of prison craft. This poem references The Darlinghurst Gaol, a former Australian prison located in Darlinghurst, New South Wales. Australian poet Henry Lawson spent time incarcerated there during some of the turbulent years of his life and described the gaol as Starvinghurst Gaol due to meagre rations given to the inmates. It was closed in 1914 and has subsequently been repurposed to house the National Art School.

By: E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913)

Book cover Lifting Of The Mist

volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Lifting Of The Mist by E. Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 28, 2019. ------ Her education was neither extensive nor elaborate, and embraced neither High School nor College. ... she acquired a wide general knowledge, having been, through childhood and early girlhood, a great reader, especially of poetry. Before she was twelve years old she had read every line of Scott's poems, every line of Longfellow, much of Byron, Shakespeare, and such books as Addison's "Spectator," Foster's Essays and Owen Meredith.

By: Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Book cover Old Soak, and Hail And Farewell

Published in 1921 , "Hail and Farewell" is a collection of poems in honour of alcohol, drunkenness, and all things related.In "The Old Soak", an old codger grumbles and connives to get alcohol in the age of Prohibition. Part is narrative, and part is installments from The Old Soak's papers. “I'm writing a diary. A diary of the past. A kind of gol-dinged autobiography of what me and Old King Booze done before he went into the grave and took one of my feet with him. In just a little while now there won't be any one in this here broad land of ours, speaking of it geographically, that knows what an old-fashioned barroom was like...

By: Ina Coolbrith (1841-1928)

Book cover Fruitionless

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Fruitionless by Ina Coolbrith. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 11, 2019. ------ A wistful poem, capturing in a few lines the joy and industry of 3 of natures creations , with the listlessness we humans sometimes feel.

By: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Book cover Maid's Lament

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Maid's Lament by Walter Savage Landor. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 25, 2109. ------ Walter Savage Landor was an English writer, poet, and activist. The critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As remarkable as his work was, it was equaled by his rumbustious character and lively temperament. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Madison Cawein (1865-1914)

Book cover After A Night Of Rain

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of After A Night Of Rain by Madison Cawein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 1, 2019. ------ An ode to September and the changing season. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Lola Ridge (1883-1941)

Book cover Train Window

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Train Window by Lola Ridge. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 8, 2019. ------ Lola Ridge, born Rose Emily Ridge was an Irish-American anarchist poet and an influential editor of avant-garde, feminist, and Marxist publications. She is best remembered for her long poems and poetic sequences, published in numerous magazines and collected in five books of poetry. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Helen Leah Reed (1860-1926)

Book cover Weed or Flower

volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Weed or Flower by Helen Leah Reed. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 22, 2019. ------ American teacher and author; known for her children's books, which were entertaining as well as educative, the best remembered being her Brenda series of novels. - Summary by Wikisource

By: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Book cover Market Women's Cries

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Market Women's Cries by Jonathan Swift. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 23, 2019. ------ Here is another Jonathan Swift poem, this time he reflects on the old English Market and the cries of the merchants. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 198

This is a collection of 39 poems read in English by volunteers for November 2019.

By: Donald Evans (1884-1921)

Book cover Sonnets from the Patagonian: The Street of Little Hotels

Sonnets from The Patagonian is a collection of sonnets and the first work published by the short-lived Claire Marie press. Each sonnet is a portrait of someone Evans knows from the Modernist scene just beginning to coalesce in Greenwich Village, and each portrait is dedicated to a completely different acquaintance. What emerges is a clever, irreverent, set of early Modernist in-jokes that look forward to the Dadaist and Surrealist movements that would form in Europe after World War I. Giddy, bizarre and deftly constructed, Sonnets from the Patagonian read like nothing else of its time...

By: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887)

Book cover October

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of October by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 6, 2019. ------ Dinah Maria Craik was an English novelist and poet. She is best remembered for her novel John Halifax, Gentleman, which presents the ideals of English middle-class life. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

Book cover Calendar of Sonnets (Version 3)

Helen Hunt Jackson wrote poetry, nonfiction and fiction and was a popular author in her own time. This sonnet sequence reviews the months of the year and demonstrates her poetic talent. - Summary by Newgatenovelist

By: Various

Book cover Christmas Short Works Collection 2019

2019 collection of items with a Christmas theme containing traditional stories, Christmas traditions, Christmas cakes. We hope you will enjoy it.

By: George A. Baker, Jr. (1849-1906)

Book cover Retrospection

volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Retrospection by George A. Baker Jr.. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 13, 2019. ------ This Fortnightly Poem is taken from POINT LACE AND DIAMONDS by George Baker Jr.

By: John Gray (1866-1934)

Book cover Dial: The First Number of the Series

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 . - Summary by Rob Marland

By: Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

Book cover Voice Of The Banjo

volunteers bring you 18 recordings of The Voice Of The Banjo by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 3, 2019. ------ What struck me in reading Mr. Dunbar's poetry was what had already struck his friends in Ohio and Indiana, in Kentucky and Illinois. They had felt, as I felt, that however gifted his race had proven itself in music, in oratory, in several of the other arts, here was the first instance of an American negro who had evinced innate distinction in literature...

By: Bliss Carman (1861-1929)

Book cover Nocturne: In Anjou

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Nocturne: In Anjou by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 10, 2019. ------ Richard Hovey collaborated with Canadian poet Bliss Carman on three volumes of "tramp" verse: Songs from Vagabondia , More Songs from Vagabondia , and Last Songs from Vagabondia , the last being published after Hovey's death. Hovey and Carman were members of the "Visionists" social circle along with F. Holland Day and Herbert Copeland, who published the "Vagabondia" series. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Various

Book cover Book of Irish Poetry, part II

A collection of Irish poetry, edited and largely translated by Alfred Perceval Graves. This is the second and final part of the book. - Summary by Kikisaulite Proof-listening by Linette Geisel & Kristine Bekere

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 200

This is a collection of 65 poems read in English by volunteers for January 2020.

Book cover World's Best Poetry, Volume 7: Descriptive and Narrative (Part 1)

The seventh of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman . This collection, the first of two parts, contains a variety of odes, elegies, addresses, epitaphs and dedications that praise, mourn and remember some of history's greatest and most memorable statesmen and writers . The collection also includes an introductory essay by author and poet Richard Le Gallienne . - Summary by Tomas Peter

By: E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913)

Book cover Christmastide

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Christmastide by E. Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 15, 2019. ------ Emily Pauline Johnson commonly known as E. Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)

Book cover Christmas

volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Christmas by Susan Coolidge. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 15, 2019. ------ Sarah Chauncey Woolsey was an American children's author who wrote under the pen name Susan Coolidge. Woolsey worked as a nurse during the American Civil War , after which she started to write. She is best known for her classic children's novel What Katy Did . The fictional Carr family was modeled after her own, with Katy Carr inspired by Woolsey herself. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

Book cover Christmas Carol

volunteers bring you 10 recordings of A Christmas Carol by Charles Kingsley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 22, 2019. ------ Charles Kingsley was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men's college, and forming labour cooperatives that failed but led to the working reforms of the progressive era. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Book cover Love

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 30, 2019. ------ Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Elizabeth's volume Poems brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning. Their correspondence, courtship and marriage were carried out in secret, for fear of her father's disapproval.

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 204

This is a collection of 54 poems read in English by volunteers for May 2020.

By: William Patten (1868-1936)

Book cover Junior Classics Volume 10 Part 1: Poems Old and New

The order of the poems has been arranged according to age from first through eight grade. The collection of poems in part 1 begins with the simplest nursery rhymes. Grade II begins with The Sleepy Song by Josephine D. Bacon, Grade III begins with Willie Winkle by William Miller. Grade IV begins with John Gilpin by William Cowper. Grades V - VIII are contained in part 2. - Summary by Linette G

Book cover Junior Classics Volume 10 Part 2: Poems Old and New

The order of the poems have been arranged according to age from first through eight grade. Grades I – IV are contained in part 1. This collection of poems in part 2 begins with Grade V and Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray. Grade VI begins with The Barefoot Boy by John G. Whittier. Grade VII begins with Ye Mariners of England by Thomas Campbell. Grade VIII begins with The Rhodora, On Being Asked, "Whence is the Flower" by Ralph W. Emerson. - Summary by Linette G


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