By: George Henry Needler (1866-1962)
|The Nibelungenlied Translated into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original|
By: William Roscoe (1753-1831)
|The Peacock 'At Home' AND The Butterfly's Ball AND The Fancy Fair|
By: William Henry Drummond (1854-1907)
|The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems|
|The Voyageur and Other Poems|
By: Josephine Preston Peabody (1874-1922)
Josephine Preston Peabody was an American poet and dramatist. She was born in New York and educated at the Girls’ Latin School, Boston, and at Radcliffe College.
|The Singing Man A Book of Songs and Shadows|
By: Torquato Tasso (1544-1595)
The First Crusade provides the backdrop for a rich tapestry of political machinations, military conflicts, martial rivalries, and love stories, some of which are complicated by differences in religion. The supernatural plays a major role in the action. Partly on this account, and partly because of the multilayered, intertwined plots, the poem met with considerable contemporary criticism, so Tasso revised it radically and published the revision under a new name, La Gerusalemme Conquistata, or "Jerusalem Conquered," which has remained virtually unread, a warning to authors who pay attention to the critics...
By: Toru Dutt (1856-1877)
Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan
Toru Dutt was an Indian poet, writing in English. Born in 1856, she travelled to England and France, and being a polyglot became fluent in French and English, later in Sanskrit as well. Her works gained popularity and success posthumously. This collection of her poems, Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, was published by her father after her death in 1877. This collection is divided into 2 parts: the 1st part contains long poems about the ancient legends of her native land of India, which had been passed on to her orally in Sanskrit and which held much fascination for her, and also implied her desire to return to India...
By: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations
LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of "In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations" by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 30, 2013.Written during the First World War, this is a poem about love, war and their timelessness by one of the best Victorian novelists.
By: T. W. H. Crosland (1865-1924)
|Little People: An Alphabet|
By: Thomas Washington Talley
|Negro Folk Rhymes Wise and Otherwise: With a Study|
By: Michael Drayton (1563-1631)
|Minor Poems of Michael Drayton|
|The Battaile of Agincourt|
|Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles: Idea, Fidesa and Chloris|
By: John Gower (1330?-1408)
|Confessio Amantis, or, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins|
By: Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
|The House of Life|
By: Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)
|Captain Sword and Captain Pen A Poem|
By: Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1921)
"You Bid Me Try"
Henry Austin Dobson, commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist. His official career was uneventful, but as a poet and biographer he was distinguished. Those who study his work are struck by its maturity.It was about 1864 that he turned his attention to writing original prose and verse, and some of his earliest work was his best. It was not until 1868 that the appearance of St Paul’s, a magazine edited by Anthony Trollope, gave Harry Dobson an opportunity and an audience; and during the next six years he contributed some of his favourite poems, including “Tu Quoque,” “A Gentleman of the Old School,” “A Dialogue from Plato,” and “Une Marquise...
By: Esaias Tegnér (1782-1846)
|Fridthjof's Saga; a Norse romance|
By: Thomas Nash (1567-1601)
|The Choise of Valentines Or the Merie Ballad of Nash His Dildo|
By: Chauncey Brewster Tinker (1876-1963)
|The Translations of Beowulf A Critical Bibliography|
By: Don Marquis (1878-1937)
|Dreams and Dust|
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: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
Trees and Other Poems
"I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree; A tree whose hungry mouth is presd against the sweet earth's flowing breast ...". Almost all of us, including myself of course, have heard and enjoyed those famous words which begin Kilmer's poem, Trees. There is even a National Forest in the United States named in honor of this poem. Here is a recording of the entire book of poems in which it was first published in 1914. Joyce Kilmer was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for...
Main Street, and Other Poems
This is a book of poems by Joyce Kilmer. It includes several of his religious poems and poems about World War I, in which the author himself lost his life in 1918.
By: William Allingham (1824-1889)
William Allingham was an Irish poet, diarist and editor, who wrote several volumes of lyric verse.
By: W. S. Gilbert (d 1911)
More Bab Ballads
This is a subset of the first twelve poems from the second collection of Gilbert’s “Bab Ballads” – light verses poking fun at the life and people of his time in Gilbert’s unique “topsy-turvey” style. The epitaph on his memorial on the Victoria Embankment in London is “HIS FOE WAS FOLLY AND HIS WEAPON WIT”, an epitaph amply exemplified in these verses.
By: Michael Clarke (1844?-1916)
|The Story of Troy|
By: Hilmar R. (Hilmar Robert) Baukhage (1889-)
|"I was there" with the Yanks on the western front, 1917-1919|
By: Smyrnaeus Quintus (4th century)
|The Fall of Troy|
By: H. L. (Henry Louis) Stephens (1824-1882)
|Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin|
By: Walter Richard Cassels (1826-1907)
|Eidolon, or The Course of a Soul And Other Poems|