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By: Gaius Valerius Catullus (84 BC - 54 BC)
|The Poems and Fragments of Catullus Translated in the Metres of the Original|
By: William Cowper (1731-1800)
|The Task and Other Poems|
|The Diverting History of John Gilpin|
By: Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
|American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany|
House of Dust: A Symphony
The House of Dust is a poem written in the four-movement format of a classical symphony. Hauntingly beautiful despite its bleak post-World War I depictions of human mortality and loss, the poem develops its movements around central images such as Japanese ukiyo-e ("floating world") woodblock prints, touching the reader's senses with endlessly evocative allusions to wind, sea, and weather. In this underlying Japanese sensibility and dependence on central perceptual images, Aiken's poem is similar to poetry of Imagists of the time such as Amy Lowell. Also deeply influenced by the concepts of modern psychology, Aiken delved deeply into individual human identity and emotion.
By: Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903)
|Hans Breitman's ballads|
By: Andrew B. Paterson (1864-1941)
|The Old Bush Songs|
By: Charles William Eliot (1834-1926)
The Harvard Classics, Volume 49, Epic and Saga With Introductions And Notes
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: 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: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Long Ago by Christina G. Rossetti. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 9, 2012.Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is perhaps best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.
By: Sebastian Brant (1458-1521)
|The Ship of Fools, Volume 1|
By: Hezekiah Butterworth (1839-1905)
|The Story of the Hymns and Tunes|
By: Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)
|The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch|
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: 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: Frank Sidgwick (1879-1939)
|Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Fourth Series|