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By: George Graham Currie (1867-1926)

Book cover Love Songs

This is a collection of love songs by Canadian-born Floridian Poet Laureate George Graham Currie. As poetry is the key to the hearts of many people, all listeners are well-advised to pay special attention to these collected poems. - Summary by Carolin

By: George Henry Borrow (1803-1881)

Book cover The Mermaid's Prophecy and Other Songs Relating to Queen Dagmar
Book cover King Hacon's Death and Bran and the Black Dog two ballads
Book cover The King's Wake and Other Ballads
Book cover Signelil a Tale from the Cornish, and Other Ballads
Book cover Ulf Van Yern and Other Ballads
Book cover Mollie Charane and Other Ballads
Book cover The Songs of Ranild

By: George Henry Needler (1866-1962)

Book cover The Nibelungenlied Translated into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original

By: George Herbert (1593-1633)

Selection from 'The Temple' by George Herbert Selection from 'The Temple'

George Herbert (April 3, 1593 – March 1, 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and a priest. Throughout his life he wrote religious poems characterized by a precision of language, a metrical versatility, and an ingenious use of imagery or conceits that was favored by the metaphysical school of poets. He is best remembered as a writer of poems and hymns such as “Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life” and “The King of Love My Shepherd Is.”

From The Temple by George Herbert From The Temple

George Herbert was a country minister, and a protégé of the great metaphysical poet John Donne. In The Temple, Herbert combines these two aspects of his training in one of the greatest cycles of religious poetry ever written. This is reading of a selection of these poems.

By: George Logan Moore

Book cover Longing for Spring-time

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Longing for Spring-time by George L. Moore. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 21, 2021. ------ George Logan Moore was an Irish poet, there is not much information on him out there. This poem is taken from the Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, March 15, 1879, apparently, he was paid 10s 6d for this poem. This Fortnightly Poem is dedicated to the long-awaited coming of Spring. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: George MacDonald (1824-1905)

Diary of an Old Soul by George MacDonald Diary of an Old Soul

George MacDonald, a Scottish pastor, wrote these short poems, one for each day of the year, to help him with the severer misfortune he was experiencing. The poems are filled with hope and promises of Christ, yet, he also writes about his doubts. These poems are wonderful to listen to for people of any religion.

Book cover Wind and the Moon

Librivox volunteers bring you 15 readings of The Wind and the Moon by George Macdonald. This is the fortnightly poetry project for September 28, 2014.

Book cover Autumn's Gold

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: George Meredith (1828-1909)

Book cover Poems
Book cover Modern Love

This is a 50-poem sequence of 16-line sonnets, divided into 10 sections. It has been called "a novelette in sonnet form". The author, George Meredith, pours his heart out in raw anguish, pain, and heartbreak, as he recalls the moments, and sometimes intimate memories of his wife who deserted him for another lover.

By: George Parsons Lathrop (1851-1898)

Book cover Ghosts of Growth

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Ghosts of Growth by George Parsons Lathrop. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 20, 2019. ------ The poet describes the beauties of nature after a snow fall, and the result of the mid-day sun.

Book cover Voice of the Void

volunteers bring you 22 recordings of The Voice of the Void by George Parsons Lathrop. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 17, 2019. ------ George Parsons Lathrop was an American poet, novelist, and newspaper editor. He married Nathaniel Hawthorne's daughter, Rose Hawthorne. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: George Pope Morris (1802-1864)

Book cover Will Nobody Marry Me?

In addition to his publishing and editorial work, Morris was popular as a poet and songwriter; especially well-known was his poem-turned-song "Woodman, Spare that Tree!" His songs in particular were popular enough that Graham's Magazine in Philadelphia promised Morris $50, sight unseen, for any work he wanted to publish in the periodical.

Book cover Lines. After the Manner of the Olden Time.

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Lines. After the Manner of the Olden Time by George Pope Morris. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 17, 2019. ------ George Pope Morris was an American editor, poet, and songwriter. He was especially well-known was his poem-turned-song "Woodman, Spare that Tree! - Summary by Wikipedia

By: George Puttenham (-1590)

Book cover The Arte of English Poesie

By: George R. Sims (1847-1922)

Book cover In The Workhouse: Christmas Day

George R. Sims was a journalist of the Victorian era who was mostly concerned with social reforms. He was very interested in the life of the poor. This is a dramatic monologue by an inmate at a workhouse, exposing the hypocrisy of the law. A vivid ballad which you would not be able to resist. - Summary by Stav Nisser. This was the fortnightly poem for January 29, 2017.

By: George Sterling (1869-1926)

Book cover Caged Eagle, and Other Poems

This is a 1916 volume of poetry by George Sterling, split into four parts. The first part consists of 33 of the fantastic poems for which Sterling was so famous, followed by three poems on the Panama-Pacific Exposition and four Personal Poems, and concluded with 43 poems on the then ongoing First World War. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover House of Orchids and Other Poems

This is a 1911 volume of poems by California poet George Sterling. Sterling was a particularly celebrated poet during his life time in California, though his fame remained local and hardly spread to the other shore of the United States, let alone to Europe. There were good reasons for this fame, however, as is demonstrated by this volume of particularly beautiful and evocative poetry. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Testimony of the Suns, and other Poems

This is the first published volume of poetry by Californian author and poet George Sterling. These poems are the beginning of Sterling's great career as a poet, and include a number of poems in the style for which he would become famous. That style is dark and with supernatural elements, in the tradition of Thomas Hood and Edgar Allan Poe. - Summary by Carolin

By: George W. Doneghy

Book cover The Old Hanging Fork and Other Poems

By: George W. Sands (ca. 1824-1874)

Book cover Mazelli, and Other Poems

By: George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950)

A Book of Old English Ballads by George Wharton Edwards A Book of Old English Ballads

In this selection... the aim has been to bring within moderate compass a collection of these songs of the people which should fairly represent the range, the descriptive felicity, the dramatic power, and the genuine poetic feeling of a body of verse which is still, it is to be feared, unfamiliar to a large number of those to whom it would bring refreshment and delight.

By: George William Russell (1867-1935)

Book cover The Nuts of Knowledge Lyrical Poems Old and New

By: George Willis Cooke (1848-1923)

Book cover Rest

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Rest by John Sullivan Dwight. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 5, 2020.. ------ John Sullivan Dwight was a Unitarian minister, transcendentalist, and America's first influential classical music critic. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Gerald Griffin (1803-1840)

Book cover I Love my Love in the Morning

volunteers bring you 24 recordings of I Love my Love in the Morning by Gerald Griffin. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 4, 2021. ------ Gerald Griffin was an Irish novelist, poet and playwright. This poem is taken from The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Gerald Griffin . - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

Book cover Hurrahing in Harvest

Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ was an English poet, Catholic and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His manipulation of prosody established him as an innovative writer of verse. Two of his major themes were nature and religion.

Book cover I Have Desired To Go

Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ was an English poet and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His manipulation of prosody established him as an innovative writer of verse. Two of his major themes were nature and religion. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Pied Beauty

In the Author's Preface to Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, he describes this poem as Curtal-Sonnet "that is they are constructed in proportions resembling those of the sonnet proper, namely 6 + 4 instead of 8 + 6, with however a halfline tailpiece ." - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Gerard Nolst Trenité

The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité The Chaos

“The Chaos” is a poem which demonstrates the irregularity of English spelling and pronunciation, written by Gerard Nolst Trenité (1870-1946), also known under the pseudonym Charivarius. It first appeared in an appendix to the author’s 1920 textbook Drop Your Foreign Accent: engelsche uitspraakoefeningen.

By: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein Tender Buttons

The time came when there was a birthday. Every day was no excitement and a birthday was added, it was added on Monday, this made the memory clear, this which was a speech showed the chair in the middle where there was copper. A kind of green a game in green and nothing flat nothing quite flat and more round, nothing a particular color strangely, nothing breaking the losing of no little piece. The teasing is tender and trying and thoughtful. Extracts from Tender Buttons.

Book cover Geography and Plays

Geography and Plays is a 1922 collection of Gertrude Stein's "word portraits," or stream-of-consciousness writings. These stream-of-consciousness experiments, rhythmical essays or "portraits", were designed to evoke "the excitingness of pure being" and can be seen as literature's answer to Cubism, plasticity, and collage. Although the book has been described as "a marvellous and painstaking achievement in setting down approximately 80,000 words which mean nothing at all," it is considered to be one of Stein's seminal works.

Book cover Roast Beef

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Roast Beef by Gertrude Stein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 19, 2020. ------ The last stanza of the prose poem Roastbeef, part of 'Food', taken from Stein's book Tender Buttons , consisting of three sections titled "Objects", "Food", and "Rooms". While the short book consists of multiple poems covering the everyday mundane, Stein's experimental use of language renders the poems unorthodox and their subjects unfamiliar. - Summary by David Lawrence Roastbeef by Gertrude Stein

By: Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

Book cover Poems of Giacomo Leopardi

This is a volume of poems by Giacomo Leopardi.

By: Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)

Book cover A Lover's Diary
Book cover Embers

By: Giles Fletcher (1549?-1611)

Book cover Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Phillis - Licia

By: Gladys Cromwell (1885-1919)

Book cover Star Song

LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Star Song by Gladys Cromwell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 4th, 2014.Gladys Cromwell was a fine young poet who, with her twin sister, sadly ended her own life after experiencing the horrors of the First World War while serving with the Red Cross in France.

By: Grace Ellery Channing (1862-1937)

Book cover Any Woman To A Soldier

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Any Woman To A Soldier by Grace Ellery Channing. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 4, 2018. Grace Ellery Channing was a writer and poet who published often in The Land of Sunshine. Channing began her career as a writer by editing her grandfather's memoirs, Dr. Channing's Notebook . She became an associate editor of The Land of Sunshine , and in her tenure as a writer and poet contributor to the publication, advocated for an increased reliance on Mediterranean practices for Los Angelenos. This included embracing the sun instead of avoiding it, eating lighter food, and taking in wine and afternoon naps. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Grantland Rice (1880-1954)

Book cover Vanished Country

LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 readings of The Vanished Country, Grantland Rice's bittersweet reflection on life.

By: Griffith Alexander

Book cover Life

"What is life?" we ask. "Just one darned thing after another," the cynic replies. Yes, a multiplicity of forces and interests, and each of them, even the disagreeable, may be of real help to us. It's good for a dog, says a shrewd philosopher, to be pestered with fleas; it keeps him from thinking too much about being a dog. - Summary by from the poem preface

By: Guy Wetmore Carryl

Grimm Tales Made Gay by Guy Wetmore Carryl Grimm Tales Made Gay

A comic rendering in verse of well-loved Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, each ending with a moral and full of puns. The titles of the tales themselves make another verse.

By: H. L. (Henry Louis) Stephens (1824-1882)

Book cover Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin

By: H. P. Nichols

Book cover Bee

volunteers bring you 28 recordings of The Bee by H. P. Nichols. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 21, 2020. ----- Some practical advice to a child, taken from Cousin Hatty's Hymns and Twilight Stories. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)

Book cover In the Autumn Grass

LibriVox volunteers take us out on the prairie among the wind and blue stem with readings of In the Autumn Grass by Hamlin Garland. This is the fortnightly poem for November 8, 2015.

Book cover Do You Fear the Wind?

LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Do You Fear the Wind? by Hamlin Garland. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 3, 2013.Taken from An American Anthology, 1787–1900, Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).

By: Hannah Flagg Gould (1788-1865)

Book cover Mother's Dream, and Other Poems

This is a volume of poetry by Hannah Flagg Gould. Ms Gould was an immensely popular author of children's poetry during her lifetime, and her poems will still be enjoyed by children as well as adults today. - Summary by Carolin

By: Hannah Lavinia Baily (1837-1921)

Book cover By the Sea, and Other Verses

This is a collection of poetry by Hannah Lavinia Baily. They describe a number of different settings, prominently the sea in the titular poem, and bring in contemporary as well as mythical themes. - Summary by Carolin

By: Harold Monro (1879-1932)

Book cover Man Carrying Bale

Harold Edward Monro was an English poet born in Brussels and proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop in London, which helped many poets bring their work before the public. In his later years, Monro reflected on whether the Poetry Bookshop had fulfilled its purpose and whether it should be closed, but he was too deeply attached to it. According to the English literary historian Dominic Hibberd, "By now Monro was a disappointed man, appalled at the state of Europe and feeling forgotten by the poets he had helped." He had used up most of his money in subsidizing the shop. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

Book cover Eliza Crossing the River

LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Eliza Crossing the River by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 27th, 2014.Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South...

Book cover Still, Still, with Thee

Librivox volunteers bring you ten readings of Still, Still, with Thee by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This hymn written by the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin was the weekly poem for December 14 - 21, 2014.

By: Harrison S. Morris (1856-1948)

Book cover In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I Christmas Tales from 'Round the World
Book cover In The Yule-Log Glow—Book 3 Christmas Poems from 'round the World
Book cover In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II Christmas Tales from 'Round the World

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