By: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
The time came when there was a birthday. Every day was no excitement and a birthday was added, it was added on Monday, this made the memory clear, this which was a speech showed the chair in the middle where there was copper. A kind of green a game in green and nothing flat nothing quite flat and more round, nothing a particular color strangely, nothing breaking the losing of no little piece. The teasing is tender and trying and thoughtful. Extracts from Tender Buttons.
Geography and Plays
Geography and Plays is a 1922 collection of Gertrude Stein's "word portraits," or stream-of-consciousness writings. These stream-of-consciousness experiments, rhythmical essays or "portraits", were designed to evoke "the excitingness of pure being" and can be seen as literature's answer to Cubism, plasticity, and collage. Although the book has been described as "a marvellous and painstaking achievement in setting down approximately 80,000 words which mean nothing at all," it is considered to be one of Stein's seminal works.
volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Roast Beef by Gertrude Stein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 19, 2020. ------ The last stanza of the prose poem Roastbeef, part of 'Food', taken from Stein's book Tender Buttons , consisting of three sections titled "Objects", "Food", and "Rooms". While the short book consists of multiple poems covering the everyday mundane, Stein's experimental use of language renders the poems unorthodox and their subjects unfamiliar. - Summary by David Lawrence Roastbeef by Gertrude Stein
By: Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)
Poems of Giacomo Leopardi
This is a volume of poems by Giacomo Leopardi.
By: Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)
|A Lover's Diary
By: Giles Fletcher (1549?-1611)
|Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Phillis - Licia
By: Gladys Cromwell (1885-1919)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Star Song by Gladys Cromwell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 4th, 2014.Gladys Cromwell was a fine young poet who, with her twin sister, sadly ended her own life after experiencing the horrors of the First World War while serving with the Red Cross in France.
By: Grace Ellery Channing (1862-1937)
Any Woman To A Soldier
volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Any Woman To A Soldier by Grace Ellery Channing. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 4, 2018. Grace Ellery Channing was a writer and poet who published often in The Land of Sunshine. Channing began her career as a writer by editing her grandfather's memoirs, Dr. Channing's Notebook . She became an associate editor of The Land of Sunshine , and in her tenure as a writer and poet contributor to the publication, advocated for an increased reliance on Mediterranean practices for Los Angelenos. This included embracing the sun instead of avoiding it, eating lighter food, and taking in wine and afternoon naps. - Summary by Wikipedia
By: Grantland Rice (1880-1954)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 readings of The Vanished Country, Grantland Rice's bittersweet reflection on life.
By: Griffith Alexander
"What is life?" we ask. "Just one darned thing after another," the cynic replies. Yes, a multiplicity of forces and interests, and each of them, even the disagreeable, may be of real help to us. It's good for a dog, says a shrewd philosopher, to be pestered with fleas; it keeps him from thinking too much about being a dog. - Summary by from the poem preface
By: Guy Wetmore Carryl
Grimm Tales Made Gay
A comic rendering in verse of well-loved Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, each ending with a moral and full of puns. The titles of the tales themselves make another verse.
By: H. L. (Henry Louis) Stephens (1824-1882)
|Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin
By: H. P. Nichols
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: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)
Do You Fear the Wind?
LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Do You Fear the Wind? by Hamlin Garland. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 3, 2013.Taken from An American Anthology, 1787–1900, Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).
In the Autumn Grass
LibriVox volunteers take us out on the prairie among the wind and blue stem with readings of In the Autumn Grass by Hamlin Garland. This is the fortnightly poem for November 8, 2015.
By: Hannah Flagg Gould (1788-1865)
Mother's Dream, and Other Poems
This is a volume of poetry by Hannah Flagg Gould. Ms Gould was an immensely popular author of children's poetry during her lifetime, and her poems will still be enjoyed by children as well as adults today. - Summary by Carolin
By: Hannah Lavinia Baily (1837-1921)
By the Sea, and Other Verses
This is a collection of poetry by Hannah Lavinia Baily. They describe a number of different settings, prominently the sea in the titular poem, and bring in contemporary as well as mythical themes. - Summary by Carolin
By: Harold Monro (1879-1932)
Man Carrying Bale
Harold Edward Monro was an English poet born in Brussels and proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop in London, which helped many poets bring their work before the public. In his later years, Monro reflected on whether the Poetry Bookshop had fulfilled its purpose and whether it should be closed, but he was too deeply attached to it. According to the English literary historian Dominic Hibberd, "By now Monro was a disappointed man, appalled at the state of Europe and feeling forgotten by the poets he had helped." He had used up most of his money in subsidizing the shop. - Summary by Wikipedia
By: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Eliza Crossing the River
LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Eliza Crossing the River by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 27th, 2014.Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South...
Still, Still, with Thee
Librivox volunteers bring you ten readings of Still, Still, with Thee by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This hymn written by the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin was the weekly poem for December 14 - 21, 2014.
By: Harrison S. Morris (1856-1948)
|In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I Christmas Tales from 'Round the World
|In The Yule-Log Glow—Book 3 Christmas Poems from 'round the World
|In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II Christmas Tales from 'Round the World
By: Harry Graham (1874-1936)
After writing two volumes on Misrepresentative Men, in which Harry Graham satirized ancient and contemporary famous men, a volume on the famous ladies was necessary. This volume contains several humorous poems on famous women, as well as some other humorous verses. Summary by Carolin
By: Harry Lee Marriner (1872-1914)
Joyous Days Then and Now
This is a volume of poetry by newspaperman-poet Harry Lee Marriner, published in 1910. Many of the poems are on the joyous days then, reflecting on childhood and the simpler times, with a measure of nostalgia and pathos, which the author uses to advantage for his poetry. - Summary by Carolin
By: Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849)
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
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: Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894)
Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures
Struwwelpeter (Slovenly Peter) is an illustrated collection of humorous children’s poems describing ludicrous and usually violent punishments for naughty behavior. Hoffmann, a Frankfurt physician, wanted to buy a picture book for his son for Christmas in 1844. Not impressed by what the stores had to offer, he instead bought a notebook and wrote his own stories and pictures. While Struwwelpeter is somewhat notorious for its perceived brutal treatment of the erring children, it has been influential on many later children’s books, most notably Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
By: Helen Coale Crew (1866-1941)
At Ease on Lethe Wharf
LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of At Ease on Lethe Wharf, by Helen Coale Crew. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 14th, 2013.Helen Coale Crew was an American poet and novelist. Her touching evocation of forgetfulness comes from the Chicago Anthology, published in 1916. Lethe refers to the first river that souls bound for the Elysian Fields, the Heaven of the ancient Greeks, had to cross. Drinking from the river was said to have the effect of expunging all memories.
By: Helen Hay Whitney (1875-1944)
|The Rose of Dawn A Tale of the South Sea
This is a collection of 24 sonnets and 27 poems in other form by American poet, writer, racehorse owner and breeder, socialite, and philanthropist Helen Hay Whitney. - Summary by Carolin