By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet, who was considered a popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem "Whatever Is—Is Best", suggesting an echo of Alexander Pope's "Whatever is, is right." None of Wilcox's works were included by F. O. Matthiessen in The Oxford Book of American Verse, but Hazel Felleman chose no fewer than fourteen of her poems for Best Loved Poems of the American People, while Martin Gardner selected "The Way Of The World" and "The Winds of Fate" for Best Remembered Poems...
|Custer, and Other Poems.|
|Maurine and Other Poems|
By: Elva S. Smith
|Christmas in Legend and Story A Book for Boys and Girls|
By: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the quintessential poets of 19th century America. A very private poet with a very quiet and reclusive life, her poetry was published posthumously and immediately found a wide audience. While she echoed the romantic natural themes of her times, her style was much more free and irregular, causing many to criticize her and editors to “correct” her. In the early 20th century, when poetic style had become much looser, new audiences learned to appreciate her work...
Poems: Series One
Renowned poet Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) wrote many many poems. This collection, “Poems: Series One”, presents the first installment of the complete poetic works of Miss Emily Dickinson. It is broken into four parts: Life, Love, Nature, and Time and Eternity. The verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called “the Poetry of the Portfolio,”–something produced absolutely without the thought of publication, and solely by way of expression of the writer’s own mind. The poetry found here is then entirely honest, and indicative of the authors true feelings.
Poems: Series Two
"The eagerness with which the first volume of Emily Dickinson's poems has been read shows very clearly that all our alleged modern artificiality does not prevent a prompt appreciation of the qualities of directness and simplicity in approaching the greatest themes,—life and love and death. That "irresistible needle-touch," as one of her best critics has called it, piercing at once the very core of a thought, has found a response as wide and sympathetic as it has been unexpected even to those who knew best her compelling power. This second volume, while open to the same criticism as to form with its predecessor, shows also the same shining beauties."
|Poems by Emily Dickinson, Third Series|
Emily Dickinson on Death
Emily Dickinson is one of the most intriguing of American poets. Since she grew increasingly reclusive, very few of her poems were published until after her death. This collection includes two letters Dickinson wrote to her friends on the occasion of the deaths of her friend, Mr. Humphrey, and her brother, Austin. The rest of collection consists of her poetry on the subject of death.
She sweeps with many-colored Brooms
LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of She sweeps with many-colored Brooms by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 24, 2013.Dickinson was a prolific private poet, but fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson’s poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.
There's a certain slant of light
In tribute to the first real snowfall this year.
Because I Could Not Stop For Death
LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 12, 2013.Despite Dickinson's prolific writing, fewer than a dozen of her poems were published during her lifetime. After her younger sister Lavinia discovered the collection of nearly eighteen hundred poems, Dickinson's first volume was published four years after her death. Until the 1955 publication of Dickinson's Complete Poems by Thomas H. Johnson, her poems were considerably edited and altered from their manuscript versions. Since 1890 Dickinson has remained continuously in print.
By: Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
|The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume 1|
Off Rough Point
Emma Lazarus was an American poet born in New York City. She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty placed in 1903.
By: Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)
|The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation|
|The Botanic Garden. Part II. Containing the Loves of the Plants. a Poem. With Philosophical Notes.|
|The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society A Poem, with Philosophical Notes|
By: Eric Mackay (1851-1898)
|A Lover's Litanies|
|The Song of the Flag A National Ode|
By: Esaias Tegnér (1782-1846)
|Fridthjof's Saga; a Norse romance|
By: Esther Nelson Karn
A collection of poems with varying subjects.
By: Ethel Allen Murphy
|The Angel of Thought and Other Poems Impressions from Old Masters|
By: Eugene Field (1850-1895)
Love-Songs of Childhood
If you've heard and loved that delightful nursery rhyme/lullaby, Wynken Blynken and Nod you'd certainly enjoy browsing through its creator Eugene Field's Love Songs of Childhood. The volume contains some forty or more poems for children, which are ideal for read aloud sessions with young folks. Parents will certainly enjoy reading them too. Most of these poems have been set to music and are ideal for family sing-alongs too. Eugene Field was a gifted humorist as well as being a talented children's writer...
The sweetest songs the world has ever heard are the lullabies that have been crooned above its cradles. The music of Beethoven and Mozart, of Mendelssohn and Schumann may perish, but so long as mothers sing their babies to sleep the melody of cradle lullabies will remain. Of all English and American writers the one who sang most often and most exquisitely these cradle songs was Eugene Field, the children’s poet. His verses not only have charm as poetry, but a distinct song quality and a naive fancy that is both childlike and appealing...
Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Compliment by Eugene Field. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 1, 2013.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Librivox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 14-28, 2014."Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" is a popular poem for children written by American writer and poet Eugene Field and published on March 9, 1889. The original title was Dutch Lullaby.The poem is a fantasy bed-time story of three children sailing and fishing in the stars. Their boat is a wooden shoe. The little fishermen symbolize a sleepy child's blinking eyes and nodding head.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Dibdin’s Ghost by Eugene Field. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 30, 2012.This Fortnightly Poem is taken from An American Anthology, 1787–1900, edited by Edmund Clarence Stedman,(1833–1908).
By: Eunice Tietjens (1884-1944)
|Profiles from China|
By: Evan Lloyd (1734-1776)
|The Methodist A Poem|
By: Evelyn Scott (1893-1963)
By: Everard Jack Appleton (1872-1931)
|With the Colors Songs of the American Service|
By: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
|Hugh Selwyn Mauberley|
By: Fannie Isabel Sherrick
|Love or Fame; and Other Poems|
By: Fanny Fire-Fly
|The Ducks and Frogs, A Tale of the Bogs.|
By: Fanny Kemble (1809-1893)
By: Fay Inchfawn (1880-1978)
The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman
Published by the Religious Tract Society in London, The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman is a collection of domestic, spiritual, and fanciful poems from the point of view of a woman, a housewife, and a Christian. The natural, supernatural, and solidly mundane are mixed together as well as separated into two parts: Indoors and Outdoors.
By: Felix Leigh
By: Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (1888-1935)
|Antinous: A Poem|
By: Fitz-James O'Brien (1828-1862)
Demon of the Gibbet
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Demon of the Gibbet by Fitz-James O'Brien. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 10, 2013.Fitz James O'Brien was an Irish-born American writer, some of whose work is often considered a forerunner of today's science fiction. After emigrating to the United States in 1852 he contibuted numerous articles in prose and verse to Harpers Magazine, Vanity Fair and Atlantic Monthly. He died IN April 1862 from severe wounds suffered in the American Civil War.
By: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911)
By: Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
Kept for the Master's Use
The memoirs of Frances Ridley Havergal, a great missionary and hymn writer.
Coming to the King
A collection of poems by Frances Ridley Havergal and others, all describing different aspects of our walk with God, from 'Coming to the King' to 'Under the Shadow.'
By: Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)
|The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch|
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: Francis Thompson (1859-1907)
|The Hound of Heaven|
|Sister Songs; an offering to two sisters|
By: Francis William Bourdillon (1844-1912)
Aucassin and Nicolette.
Aucassin and Nicolette is a medieval romance written in a combination of prose and verse called a “song-story.” Created probably in the early 13th century by an unknown French author, the work deals with the love between the son of a count and a Saracen slave girl who has been converted to Christianity and adopted by a viscount. Since Aucassin’s father is strongly opposed to their marriage, the two lovers must endure imprisonment, flight, separation in foreign lands, and many other ordeals before their ardent love and fierce determination finally bring them back together...
By: Frank Sidgwick (1879-1939)
|Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Fourth Series|
By: Frederic W. Moorman (1872-1919)
|Yorkshire Dialect Poems (1673-1915) and traditional poems|
|Songs of the Ridings|
By: Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895)
By: Frederick W. (Frederick William) Thomas (1806-1866)
|The Emigrant or Reflections While Descending the Ohio|
By: Friedrich Nietzsche
The Joyful Wisdom
The Joyful Wisdom (later translated as The Gay Science), written in 1882, just before Zarathustra, is rightly judged to be one of Nietzsche’s best books. Here the essentially grave and masculine face of the poet-philosopher is seen to light up and suddenly break into a delightful smile. The warmth and kindness that beam from his features will astonish those hasty psychologists who have never divined that behind the destroyer is the creator, and behind the blasphemer the lover of life. In the retrospective...
By: Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805)
|The Poems of Schiller — Third period|
|The Poems of Schiller — First period|