By: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
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|
By: Patrick Brontë (1777-1861)
By: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)
Poet Who Sleeps
LibriVox readers bring you 13 versions of The Poet Who Sleeps by Walter Savage Landor. This was the weekly poetry project for December 1, 2013.
By: James Parton (1822-1891)
|The Humorous Poetry of the English Language; from Chaucer to Saxe|
|The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany Parts 2, 3 and 4|
|The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1|
By: Felix Leigh
By: Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784)
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to publish a book of poetry in 1773. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at age seven, and bought by a wealthy Massachusetts family who taught her to read and write. Her extraordinary literary gifts led to the publication of her "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral," and to her eventual emancipation by her owners. Although some of the poems demonstrate an apparent acceptance of the racist values of the white slave-owning classes (which viewed Africans as savage), Wheatley's considerable talents simultaneously contradicted these stereotypes.
By: James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)
This is a collection of poems by James Elroy Flecker.
By: L. P. Hubbard (?-?)
Little Book for a Little Cook
This charming little book compiles together a number of recipes, set out in an easy to understand manner, along with a poetic story about the stages of bread production. This book was produced as a promotional for a flour production company called Pillsbury. This is a "modern" update compared to the original edition of the book. This version has exact oven temperature settings for each recipe included in a preface for the book, along with more precise suggestions for the baking time. The book has been written for children, however I am certain that adults could enjoy the book equally as much as a child would.
By: Mark Lemon (1809-1870)
How to Make a Man of Consequence
Mark Lemon had a natural talent for journalism and the stage, and, at twenty-six, retired from less congenial business to devote himself to the writing of plays. More than sixty of his melodramas, operettas and comedies were produced in London, whilst at the same time he was contributing to a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, and was founding editor of both Punch and The Field.
By: Elva S. Smith
|Christmas in Legend and Story A Book for Boys and Girls|
By: Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)
Sarojini Naidu was a remarkable woman. Known as the Nightingale of India, she started writing at the age of thirteen and throughout her life composed several volumes of poetry, writing many poems which are still famous to this day. As well as being a poet, Naidu was an activist and politician, campaigning for Indian independence and became the first Indian woman to attain the post of President of the Indian National Congress. This volume contains the beautiful 'Indian Love-Song', as well as many other moving verses...
By: Joseph Knight (1845-)
|Pipe and Pouch The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry|
By: Richard Barnfield (1574-1627)
|The Affectionate Shepherd|
By: Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935)
|Violets and Other Tales|
By: David Lester Richardson (1801-1865)
|Flowers and Flower-Gardens With an Appendix of Practical Instructions and Useful Information Respecting the Anglo-Indian Flower-Garden|
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: Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
|The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume 1|
By: Alan Seeger (1888-1916)
By: Cale Young Rice (1872-1943)
By: Stephen Hawes (-1523)
|A Ioyfull medytacyon to all Englonde of the coronacyon of our moost naturall souerayne lorde kynge Henry the eyght (A Joyful Meditation of the Coronation of King Henry the Eighth)|
|The Example of Vertu The Example of Virtue|
|The cõforte of louers The Comfort of Lovers|
|The Conuercyon of swerers (The Conversion of Swearers)|
By: George Herbert Clarke (1873-1953)
|A Treasury of War Poetry British and American Poems of the World War 1914-1917|
By: Sidney Lanier (1842-1881)
The Song of the Chattahoochee.
Sidney Clopton Lanier was an American musician, poet and author. He served in the Confederate army, worked on a blockade running ship for which he was imprisoned (resulting in his catching tuberculosis), taught, worked at a hotel where he gave musical performances, was a church organist, and worked as a lawyer. As a poet he used dialects. He became a flautist and sold poems to publications. He eventually became a university professor and is known for his adaptation of musical meter to poetry. Many schools, other structures and two lakes are named for him.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of My Springs by Sidney Lanier. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 7th, 2013. This rather lovely poem is the poet's tribute to his wife's eyes.
By: Charles A. Gunnison (1861-1897)
By: Henry Abbey (1842-1911)
|Stories in Verse|
By: George Puttenham (-1590)
|The Arte of English Poesie|
By: Thomas Hood (1799-1845)
There were scarcely any events in the life of Thomas Hood. One condition there was of too potent determining importance—life-long ill health; and one circumstance of moment—a commercial failure, and consequent expatriation. Beyond this, little presents itself for record in the outward facts of this upright and beneficial career, bright with genius and coruscating with wit, dark with the lengthening and deepening shadow of death.
By: Henry John Newbolt (1862-1938)
|Poems: New and Old|
By: Maria J. Moss
|A Poetical Cook-Book|
By: George Colman (1762-1836)
|Broad Grins Comprising, With New Additional Tales in Verse, Those Formerly Publish'd Under the Title "My Night-Gown and Slippers."|
By: William Barksted (fl. 1611)
|Seven Minor Epics of the English Renaissance (1596-1624)|
By: Richard Morris (1833-1894)
|Early English Alliterative Poems in the West-Midland Dialect of the Fourteenth Century|
By: Jessie Duncan [Translator] Westbrook
By: Laurence Hope (1865-1904)
Hira-Singh's Farewell to Burmah
Adela Florence Nicolson was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope. She was born in England and joined her father in 1881, who was employed in the British Army at Lahore (The traditional capital of Punjab for a millennium, Lahore was the cultural centre of the northern Indian subcontinent which extends from the eastern banks of the Indus River to New Delhi.) Her father was editor of the Lahore arm of The Civil and Military Gazette, and it was he who in all probability gave Rudyard Kipling (a contemporary of his daughter) his first employment as a journalist...
By: Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (1595-1640)
|The Odes of Casimire, Translated by G. Hils|
By: Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)
|Amours De Voyage|
By: Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868)
|Nala and Damayanti and Other Poems|
By: John Lydgate (1370?-1451?)
|The Temple of Glass|
By: Thomas Burke (1886-1945)
|Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse|
By: Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)
Adelaide Anne Procter was an English poet and philanthropist. She worked prominently on behalf of unemployed women and the homeless, and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. She became unhealthy, possibly due to her charity work, and died of tuberculosis at the age of 38. Procter's literary career began when she was a teenager; her poems were primarily published in Charles Dickens's periodicals Household Words and All the Year Round and later published in book form. Her charity work and her conversion to Roman Catholicism appear to have strongly influenced her poetry, which deals most commonly with such subjects as homelessness, poverty, and fallen women...
|Legends and Lyrics Part 2|
By: Olive Tilford Dargan (1869-1968)
|Path Flower and Other Verses|
By: Samuel Daniel (1562-1619)
|Elizabethan Sonnet-Cycles Delia - Diana|
By: Léonce Rabillon (1814-1886)
|La Chanson de Roland : Translated from the Seventh Edition of Léon Gautier|
By: Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870)
Song of Autumn
Adam Lindsay Gordon was an Australian poet, jockey and politician.
By: Charles Moreton
|The Maid and the Magpie An Interesting Tale Founded on Facts|
By: Edward Dyson (1865-1931)
|'Hello, Soldier!' Khaki Verse|
By: William J. Lampton (1851-1917)
Flag and the Faithful
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Flag and the Faithful by William J. Lampton. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 20, 2013.William J. Lampton was the second cousin of Jane Clemens (the youngest of the three daughters of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain.)He launched his jounalist carreer in 1877 by starting the Ashland (Kentucky) Weekly Review, with his father’s money. Lampton wrote several book, as well as humorous poems he called 'yawps'. These were printed in the New York Sun and published in Yawps and Other Things ca. 1900.
By: J. L. B.
|The Butterfly's Funeral A Sequel to the Butterfly's Ball and Grasshopper's Feast|
By: DuBose Heyward (1885-1940)
Carolina Chansons: Legends of the Low Country
This is a collection of poems about Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. DuBose Heyward was a Charleston native best known for his novel Porgy, which was the basis for the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess. Hervey Allen, who later wrote Anthony Adverse, met Heyward after moving to Charleston to teach. Together they founded the Poetry Society of South Carolina, which is still active today.
By: Johan Olof Wallin (1779-1839)
|The Angel of Death|
By: Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820)
Culprit Fay and Other Poems
A collection, The Culprit Fay and Other Poems, was published posthumously by his daughter in 1835. His best-known poems are the long title-poem of that collection and the patriotic "The American Flag" which was set as a cantata for two soloists, choir and orchestra by the Czech composer Antonin Dvořák in 1892-93, as his Op. 102. In the early part of the 19th Century both Drake and his friend Halleck were widely hailed by Americans as among the leading literary personalities and talents produced by this country...
By: Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936)
|Sandhya Songs of Twilight|
By: Austin Dobson (1840-1921)
Collected Poems In Two Volumes, Vol. II
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...
Fall of the Nibelungs
"The Fall of the Nibelungs" is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied", a poetic saga of uncertain authorship written about the year 1200. The story is believed by many to be based on the destruction of the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe, in 436 by mercenary Huns recruited for the task by the Roman general Flavius Aëtius. The introduction to the 1908 edition summarizes the story, "And so 'the discord of two women,' to quote Carlyle, 'is as a little...
By: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Raven and Other Poems
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping — rapping at my chamber door. "Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this and nothing more."". Those sonorous and somber words of Edgar Allan Poe that begin The Raven are part of most everyone's fond educational memories. Beautiful and haunting to hear and even more fun to read aloud...
By: Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941)
|In the Great Steep's Garden|
|Under the Tree|
By: William Barnes (1801-1886)
|Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect|
By: Mary Tourtel (1874-1948)
|A Horse Book|
By: Cordenio A. Severance (1863?-1925)
|Indian Legends of Minnesota|
By: Richard Hovey (1864-1900)
|Songs from Vagabondia|
|More Songs From Vagabondia|
By: Bertram Stevens (1872-1922)
|An Anthology of Australian Verse|
By: Giles Fletcher (1549?-1611)
|Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Phillis - Licia|
By: Ethel Allen Murphy
|The Angel of Thought and Other Poems Impressions from Old Masters|
By: Thomas Cooper (1805-1892)
|The Baron's Yule Feast: A Christmas Rhyme|
By: Thomas Osborne Davis (1814-1845)
|Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry|
By: Nicholas Breton (1545?-1626?)
By: Edward Doyle (1854-)
|Freedom, Truth and Beauty Sonnets|
By: William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850)
|The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles Vol. 2|
|The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1 With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes by George Gilfillan|
By: John Keble (1792-1866)
|The Christian Year|
By: William Johnson Cory (1823-1892)
By: Nancy Byrd Turner (1880-)
|Zodiac Town The Rhymes of Amos and Ann|
By: Michael Earls (1873-1937)
|Ballads of Peace in War|
By: Henry Kendall (1839-1882)
|The Poems of Henry Kendall With Biographical Note by Bertram Stevens|
By: Ada Langworthy Collier (1843-)
|Lilith The Legend of the First Woman|
By: Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon (1829-1879)
Afternoon in July
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of An Afternoon in July by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 7, 2013.Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon, born Rosanna Eleanor Mullins, was a Canadian writer and poet. She was "one of the first English-Canadian writers to depict French Canada in a way that earned the praise of, and resulted in her novels being read by, both anglophone and francophone Canadians."Leprohon's novels were popular in both English and French Canada in the late 19th-century, and were still being reprinted in French in the mid-1920s...
By: Isabel Ecclestone Mackay (1875-1928)
|Fires of Driftwood|
By: Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)
|The Lucasta Poems|
By: Ebenezer Cooke (1667?-1732?)
|The Sot-weed Factor: or, A Voyage to Maryland. A Satyr.In which is Describ'd The Laws, Government, Courts and Constitutions of the Country|
By: Lenore Elizabeth Mulets (1873-?)
Stories of Birds
This volume contains stories, poems, myths, and facts about lots of different birds, intended for teaching children. It is divided into nine parts, each covering a different type of bird.
By: Galloway Kyle (1871-)
|A Cluster of Grapes A Book of Twentieth Century Poetry|
By: James Mudge (1844-1918)
|Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul|