By: Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Renascence and Other Poems
The following is a recording of the first volume of poetry published by Edna St. Vincent Millay. When the author had graduated from high school, she couldn’t afford to go to college. In the summer of 1912, Vincent’s sister, Norma, found work as a waitress at a hotel near where they lived. One night, Norma insisted that Vincent attend a masquerade ball, given at the hotel, if only to get Vincent out of the house and to meet people. Vincent finally gave in, and while there, sang songs and recited “Renascence,” the first poem in this collection...
A collection of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems
Although Edna St. Vincent Millay was gaining recognition for her lyrical poems since 1920, it was winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 for "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" that established her career as a poet. In 1943, Millay was the sixth person and the second woman to be awarded the Frost Medal for her lifetime contribution to American poetry. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker
By: Edward Burrough Brownlow (1857-1895)
Orpheus and Other Poems
This is a volume of poetry by the rather obscure Canadian poet Edward Burrough Brownlow, published posthumously after his death in 1896. The poems in this volume have varied subjects, reflecting the interests of the poet. - Summary by Carolin
By: Edward Doyle (1854-)
|Freedom, Truth and Beauty Sonnets
By: Edward Dyson (1865-1931)
|'Hello, Soldier!' Khaki Verse
By: Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets
A selection of nonsense poems, songs (not sung!), stories, and miscellaneous strangeness. The work includes the "Owl and the Pussycat" and a recipe for Amblongus Pie, which begins "Take 4 pounds (say 4½ pounds) of fresh ablongusses and put them in a small pipkin."Edward Lear was an English writer, poet, cat-lover, and illustrator (his watercolours are beautiful). This recording celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lear's birth.
By: Edward Smyth Jones (1881-)
|The Sylvan Cabin A Centenary Ode on the Birth of Lincoln and Other Verse
|Flag of the Free
By: Edward Thomas (1878-1917)
By: Edward Woodley Bowling (1837-1907)
Edward Woodley Bowling was apparently a rector at the Church of All Saints in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, England in the late 1800's, this poem is taken from Sagittulae, Random Verses. In this book's introduction he writes "The general reader will probably think that some apology is due to him from me for publishing verses of so crude and trivial a character. I can only say that the smallest of bows should sometimes be unstrung, and that if my little arrows are flimsy and light they will, I trust, wound no one."
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: Edward Ziegler Davis (1878-1924)
|Translations of German Poetry in American Magazines 1741-1810
By: Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
Man Against the Sky: A Book of Poems
This is a volume of later Poetry by the famous American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson.
Three Taverns: A Book of Poems
This is a volume of poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson. This volume contains, among other poems, the famous poems The Valley of the Shadow and Lazarus.
By: Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)
|Indian Poetry Containing "The Indian Song of Songs,"
By: Effie Afton (1829-1887)
|Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems
By: Effie Waller Smith (1879-1960)
Rosemary and Pansies
Effie Waller Smith was recognized as a promising young black poet. Her poems reflect her love of nature, her faith, and her experience as a black woman in Appalachia. Although she only published three volumes of poetry during her lifetime, the poems are as relevant today as when first published. Perhaps she is best described in this poem by Peter Clay: "To Effie Waller. Far upon among the mountains, Where rivers leave their fountains, And happy birds send forth their merry thrills, There dwells a little poet, Though few there be who know it, Whose voice is an echo from the hills."
By: Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920)
A charming 'coming of age' story about a young girl, Mary Marie, whose young life is thrown into turmoil as her parents divorce. As she leads two lives, she comes to realize that her parents still love one another, and engineers a reunion. In the end, we discover the long-lasting effect of this turmoil on the adult Mary Marie, and her own marriage."
By: Eleanor L. Skinner
Turquoise Story Book: Stories and Legends of Summer and Nature
A book compiling stories, legends, and poems about summer and nature, piquing reader's interests by appealing to the reader's fancy, quickening his/her sense of humor, or attract his/her attention to some spiritual significance. - Summary by RomaSingh Proof-listeners: Aysh & Michele Eaton
Topaz Story Book: Stories and Legends of Autumn, Hallowe'en, and Thanksgiving
From the Introduction: "Nature stories, legends, and poems appeal to the young reader’s interest in various ways. Some of them suggest or reveal certain facts which stimulate a spirit of investigation and attract the child’s attention to the beauty and mystery of the world. Others serve an excellent purpose by quickening his sense of humour." This is a charming collection of stories, legends, and poems about autumn harvest, Halloween, and Thanksgiving translated from the Danish, French, German, and others...
By: Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884)
|Kalevala : the Epic Poem of Finland
By: Eliza Cook (1818-1889)
|The Old Arm-Chair
By: Elizabeth Anderson
|The Goblins' Christmas
By: Elizabeth Atkins (1891-)
|The Poet's Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years
By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
|'He Giveth His Beloved Sleep'
By: Elizabeth H. Jocelyn (Elizabeth Hannah Jocelyn) Cleaveland (1824-1911)
|No Sect in Heaven
By: Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941)
|In the Great Steep's Garden
|Under the Tree
By: Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902)
Before the Mirror
Elizabeth Drew Stoddard, née Barstow was a United States poet and novelist. She is most widely known today as the author of The Morgesons (1862), her first of three novels. Her other two novels are Two Men (1865) and Temple House (1867). Stoddard was also a prolific writer of short stories, children's tales, poems, essays, travel writing, and journalism pieces.
By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
Poems of Optimism
This is a volume of Poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The topic of this volume is "optimism".
Poems of Purpose
This is a volume of poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, published in 1919.
Poems of Power
This is a volume in a series of books of poetry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This time, the theme is "Power".
Poems of Sentiment
This is a volume of poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This time, the topic is "Sentiment".
Kingdom of Love
This is a volume of poetry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, named after the poem 'the Kingdom of Love'.
Age of the Motored Things
LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Age of the Motored Things by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 6, 2013.Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was " Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.A popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse...
14 recordings of True Culture by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 16, 2012. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death. (
Poems of Experience
This is another volume of Ella Wheeler Wicox's famous series. This time, the topic is Experience. The short play The New Hawaiian Girl is included in this volume.
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...
Poems of Pleasure
This is another volume in Ella Wheeler Wilcox's famous series of poetry. This volume bears the topic "pleasure". - Summary by Carolin
By: Elva S. Smith
|Christmas in Legend and Story A Book for Boys and Girls
By: Emile Verhaeren (1855-1916)
This is a volume of poetry by Belgian poet Émile Verhaeren, skillfully rendered into English verse by Charles Murphy. Although the English translation was published during World War I, the French original was published in 1905, and the topic of the poems is Verhaeren's love for his wife Marthe. - Summary by Carolin
The Sunlit Hours [Les Heures Claires] is a volume of very personal poetry by Belgian poet Émile Verhaeren. The poetry in this volume is dedicated to his wife, celebrating their relationship with beautiful poetry of love. - Summary by Carolin
By: Emilie Poulsson (1853-1939)
Runaway Donkey and Other Rhymes for Children
This volume contains 21 poems for children by Emilie Poulsson. In her own words, "In the belief that such rhymes as are herein offered gratify and increase in children both the love of animals and the sense of humor, this new volume is sent forth not only to give pleasure, but to contribute what it may to the fostering of these desirable traits."
By: Emily Dickinson
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
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)
|The Song of the Flag A National Ode
Thunderstorm at Night
George Eric Mackay was an English minor poet, now remembered as the sponging half-brother of Marie Corelli, the best-selling novelist. Mackay and Corelli, born Mary Mackay, were the children of Charles Mackay, by different mothers. As a poet he is described as "execrable", and reliant on Corelli's promotion of his works. Mackay achieved some reputation in his time for Letters of a Violinist . It sold 35,000 copies; he repaid Corelli's efforts by implying he wrote her novels. - Summary by Wikipedia
By: Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
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: Esaias Tegnér (1782-1846)
|Fridthjof's Saga; a Norse romance
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.
Lullaby-Land: Songs of Childhood
Lullaby-Land: Songs of Childhood is a book of children’s poetry by Eugene Field. Within the poems in this volume you will find some of his well-known works including The Duel, Wynken, Blynken and Nod, and Little Boy Blue. - Summary by SweetHome