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.
By: Cordenio A. Severance (1863?-1925)
|Indian Legends of Minnesota|
By: Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (1823-1896)
|Angel in the House|
|Victories of Love|
|The Children's Garland from the Best Poets|
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.
|Look! We Have Come Through!|
|Bay A Book of Poems|
By: Daniel Bussier Shumway (1868-)
By: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature...
By: Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
|The House of Life|
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: David Morton (1886-1957)
|Ships in Harbour|
By: David Rorie (1867-1946)
|The Auld Doctor and other Poems and Songs in Scots|
By: Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936)
|Sandhya Songs of Twilight|
By: Don Marquis (1878-1937)
|Dreams and Dust|
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: Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947)
|Lundy's Lane and Other Poems|
By: E. Phillips
|Sweets for Leisure Hours Amusing Tales for Little Readers|
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: Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959)
All That Matters
A collection of poems about life. Written in an easy and interesting style this book includes poems about many parts of family life, motherhood, babies, dads, and youth. None of them long, they focus the listener on the blessings of life.
|A Heap O' Livin'|
|When Day is Done|
By: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
When a modern film script draws inspiration from a poem written more than a century ago, readers can judge its impact on our collective imagination. Such is the resonance of the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. First published in 1845, "The Raven" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, rhythmic quality and use of language. Constructed in narrative form, it tells the story of a young man who is mourning the loss of his beloved. One December night as he wearily sits up browsing through a classical volume, a mysterious tapping against his window disturbs him...
|Collection of Edgar Allan Poe|
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: Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)
Spoon River Anthology
Two hundred and twelve residents of a small town tell their stories without fear of recrimination or ridicule. The only difference is that they're all dead! The two hundred and forty-four poems that form the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters is really a series of epitaphs about the citizens of a fictional town called Spoon River and deals with the “plain and simple annals” of small town America. Edgar Lee Masters grew up in a small town in Illinois. His father's financial problems forced the young Masters to abandon ideas of college and take up a job instead...