By: Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903)
Songs of the Sea and Lays of the Land
This is a volume of poetry by Charles Godfrey Leland. The first half of this volume is taken up by the Songs of the Sea, with rather romantic songs about seafaring, mermaids, and adventures, and the second half of the volume contains the Lays of the Land, with poems focused on the things a seaman may encounter when he enters a port. - Summary by Carolin
By: Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915)
Army of Death
Captain Sorley was among 16 Great War poets commemorated in Westminster Abbey's Poets' Corner. The inscription was written by Wilfred Owen. It reads: "My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity." This is regarded as one of Sorley's finest poems, and was discovered in his kit after his death.
By: Charles Harold Herford (1853-1931)
In Darkest Africa
volunteers bring you 24 recordings of In Darkest Africa by Charles Harold Herford . This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 1, 2020. ------ WARNING - Cute kitty-cat poem! Oliver Herford was an English writer, artist, and illustrator. His cartoons and humorous verse appeared in journals such as Life, Woman's Home Companion, Century Magazine, Harper's Weekly, The Masses and Punch. - Summary by Wikipedia
By: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
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: Charles Knight (1791-1873)
Mind Amongst the Spindles
Lowell Massachusetts was founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles and is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston. By the 1850s Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy. Mind Amongst the Spindles is a selection of works from the Lowell Offering, a monthly periodical collecting contributed works of poetry and fiction by the female workers of the textile mills...
By: Charles Maurice Stebbins (1871-1937)
Christmas Eve, and other Poems
This is a collection of poems by C. Maurice Stebbins. The titular poem is a Christmas poem, but it is dark and somber in tone. The following shorter pieces are very varied, making for a beautiful little collection. - Summary by Carolin
By: Charles Rogers (1825-1890)
Modern Scottish Minstrel
Subtitled "Songs of Scotland of the Past Half-Century, with Memoirs of the Poets, and Sketches and Specimens in English Verse of the Most Celebrated Modern Gaelic Bards."
By: Charles Tennyson Turner (1808-1879)
Summer Night in the Beehive
LibriVox volunteers bring you ten recordings of "A Summer Night in the Beehive." The Weekly Poem for August 24, 2014 brings us the night sounds of the meadow in summer.
By: Charlotte Mew (1869-1928)
The Farmer's Bride
The Farmer's Bride is a collection of 28 poems by British modernist writer Charlotte Mew. The original edition was published in 1916; this edition, published in 1921, contains 11 more poems. Mew's poetry is varied in style and content and manifests a strong interest in love, longing, death, and nature. Mew's life was marked by loneliness and depression, and she eventually committed suicide. Her work earned her the admiration of her peers, including Virginia Woolf, who characterized her as "very good and quite unlike anyone else."
By: Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
Suffrage Songs and Verses
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the most prominent American suffragists, was not only known as an accomplished author of fiction and non-fiction, but also her poetry remains worth reading until today. - Summary by Carolin
By: Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806)
Elegiac Sonnets and Other Poems
Charlotte Turner Smith (1749 – 1806) was an English poet and novelist. She initiated a revival of the English sonnet, helped establish the conventions of Gothic fiction, and wrote political novels of sensibility. It was in 1784, in debtor’s prison with her husband Benjamin, that she wrote and published her first work, Elegiac Sonnets. The work achieved instant success, allowing Charlotte to pay for their release from prison. Smith’s sonnets helped initiate a revival of the form and granted an aura of respectability to her later novels...
By: Chretien de Troyes
Erec and Enide
A medieval romance in which Erec goes through many trials until he is sure of Enide’s loyalty and true love
By: Christina & Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) and his sister Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) played important roles in the artistic milieu of Victorian England. Members of a highly cultured Italian immigrant family, they achieved widespread fame and exerted a significant influence upon the poetry and art of their time.Dante Gabriel was a co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of painters, contributing to a renewed interest in medieval themes and techniques. Both his painting and his poetry anticipated the Aesthetic movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries...
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.
From Queen's Gardens
This is the fourth part of a collection of poetry written by English female poets. This part of From Queen's Gardens is a collection of 47 poems by Christina Rossetti. - Summary by Carolin
Sing-Song: a nursery rhyme book
One hundred and twenty six beautifully written poems about babies and childhood that capture the marvelous wonders of that age. - Summary by Maggie Travers
Maude is a novella by Christina Rossetti, written in 1850 but published posthumously in 1897. Considered by scholars to be semi-autobiographical, the protagonist is 15-year-old Maude Foster, a quiet and serious girl who writes poetry that explores the tensions between religious devotion and worldly desires. The text includes several of Rossetti's early verses, which were later published as part of her collections of poetry.
By: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Hero and Leander
“Who ever lov’d, that lov’d not at first sight?” The wonder-decade of the English drama was suddenly interrupted in 1592, when serious plague broke out in London, forcing the closure of the theatres. Leading playwrights took to penning languorously erotic poetry to make ends meet: so we have Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece - and Marlowe’s blazing masterpiece, Hero and Leander. Marlowe’s poem became more notorious than either of Shakespeare’s, due not only to its homophile provocations but also to the scandal attaching to every aspect of Marlowe’s brief life, violently ended in a mysterious brawl, leaving the poem in an unfinished state...
By: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)
A collection of short poems on various themes by the author.
Mince Pie is a compilation of humorous sketches, poetry, and essays written by Christopher Morley. Morley sets the tone in the preface: "If one asks what excuse there can be for prolonging the existence of these trifles, my answer is that there is no excuse. But a copy on the bedside shelf may possibly pave the way to easy slumber. Only a mind "debauched by learning" (in Doctor Johnson's phrase) will scrutinize them too anxiously."
By: Clara M. Beede
Book of 31 short poems dedicated to Soldierboys.
By: Clarissa Scott Delany (1901-1927)
volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Joy, by Clarissa Scott Delany. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 17, 2022. ----- Clarissa Scott Delany was an African-American poet, essayist, educator and social worker associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Her four published poems are unusual in that she does not discuss specific struggles, but speaks more allegorically. Her work was positively received by Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Angeline Weld Grimké, and W. E. B. Du Bois. - Summary by TriciaG & Wikipedia
By: Claude McKay (1889-1948)
volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Easter Flower by Claude McKay. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 10, 2022. ----- Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay was a Jamaican-American writer and poet. He was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. - Summary by KevinS
By: Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863)
Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 – July 10, 1863) was an American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature, as well as Divinity and Biblical Learning, at the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He is the author of the yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which later became famous as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". This poem seems to be a 'moral' version of "The NIght Before Christmas".
By: Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
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.
Nocturne of Remembered Spring, and Other Poems
Written at the height of the Great War, the poems of this volume are suffused with a sense of melancholy and tragedy. Some of the poems (such as "1915: The Trenches") speak directly of war-time scenes and images, but even those which don't do so are permeated with a feeling of loss and desolation occasioned by the War. In spite of this pervading pathos, however, these poems are also filled with haunting beauty of imagery, drawn as Aiken so often does from natural images of wind, sea, and weather.
By: Constance Naden (1858-1889)
Naden's sonnets have topics as diverse as astronomy, classical mythology and Shakespeare's birthplace. This collection is taken from Naden's complete poems, and whether listeners enjoy French history or the natural world, there are subjects to appeal to all tastes.- Summary by Newgatenovelist
By: Cordelia Ray (1852-1916)
Cordelia Ray was a Black author and teacher. This volume contains 12 of her poems and was first published in 1893. - Summary by Newgatenovelist
By: Coventry Patmore (1823-1896)
Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage.
By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
Ballad of Another Ophelia
LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of the haunting Ballad of Another Ophelia by D. H. Lawrence. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 24, 2013.
Love Poems and Others
This is a collection of poems by DH Lawrence. Most of the poems concern love and neighboring emotions, but some poems also concern other themes. - Summary by Carolin
volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Morning Work by D. H. Lawrence. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 15, 2021. ------ This Weekly poem is taken from Love Poems and Others by D. H. Lawrence