By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
14 recordings of True Culture by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 16, 2012. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death. (
Poems of Experience
This is another volume of Ella Wheeler Wicox's famous series. This time, the topic is Experience. The short play The New Hawaiian Girl is included in this volume.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet, who was considered a popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem "Whatever Is—Is Best", suggesting an echo of Alexander Pope's "Whatever is, is right." None of Wilcox's works were included by F. O. Matthiessen in The Oxford Book of American Verse, but Hazel Felleman chose no fewer than fourteen of her poems for Best Loved Poems of the American People, while Martin Gardner selected "The Way Of The World" and "The Winds of Fate" for Best Remembered Poems...
|Custer, and Other Poems.|
|Maurine and Other Poems|
By: Elva S. Smith
|Christmas in Legend and Story A Book for Boys and Girls|
By: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the quintessential poets of 19th century America. A very private poet with a very quiet and reclusive life, her poetry was published posthumously and immediately found a wide audience. While she echoed the romantic natural themes of her times, her style was much more free and irregular, causing many to criticize her and editors to “correct” her. In the early 20th century, when poetic style had become much looser, new audiences learned to appreciate her work...
Poems: Series One
Renowned poet Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) wrote many many poems. This collection, “Poems: Series One”, presents the first installment of the complete poetic works of Miss Emily Dickinson. It is broken into four parts: Life, Love, Nature, and Time and Eternity. The verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called “the Poetry of the Portfolio,”–something produced absolutely without the thought of publication, and solely by way of expression of the writer’s own mind. The poetry found here is then entirely honest, and indicative of the authors true feelings.
Poems: Series Two
"The eagerness with which the first volume of Emily Dickinson's poems has been read shows very clearly that all our alleged modern artificiality does not prevent a prompt appreciation of the qualities of directness and simplicity in approaching the greatest themes,—life and love and death. That "irresistible needle-touch," as one of her best critics has called it, piercing at once the very core of a thought, has found a response as wide and sympathetic as it has been unexpected even to those who knew best her compelling power. This second volume, while open to the same criticism as to form with its predecessor, shows also the same shining beauties."
|Poems by Emily Dickinson, Third Series|
By: Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
|The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume 1|
By: Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)
|The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation|
|The Botanic Garden. Part II. Containing the Loves of the Plants. a Poem. With Philosophical Notes.|
|The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society A Poem, with Philosophical Notes|
By: Eric Mackay (1851-1898)
|A Lover's Litanies|
|The Song of the Flag A National Ode|
By: Esaias Tegnér (1782-1846)
|Fridthjof's Saga; a Norse romance|
By: Ethel Allen Murphy
|The Angel of Thought and Other Poems Impressions from Old Masters|
By: Eugene Field (1850-1895)
Love-Songs of Childhood
If you've heard and loved that delightful nursery rhyme/lullaby, Wynken Blynken and Nod you'd certainly enjoy browsing through its creator Eugene Field's Love Songs of Childhood. The volume contains some forty or more poems for children, which are ideal for read aloud sessions with young folks. Parents will certainly enjoy reading them too. Most of these poems have been set to music and are ideal for family sing-alongs too. Eugene Field was a gifted humorist as well as being a talented children's writer...
The sweetest songs the world has ever heard are the lullabies that have been crooned above its cradles. The music of Beethoven and Mozart, of Mendelssohn and Schumann may perish, but so long as mothers sing their babies to sleep the melody of cradle lullabies will remain. Of all English and American writers the one who sang most often and most exquisitely these cradle songs was Eugene Field, the children’s poet. His verses not only have charm as poetry, but a distinct song quality and a naive fancy that is both childlike and appealing...
Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays.
By: Eunice Tietjens (1884-1944)
|Profiles from China|
By: Evan Lloyd (1734-1776)
|The Methodist A Poem|
By: Evelyn Scott (1893-1963)
By: Everard Jack Appleton (1872-1931)
|With the Colors Songs of the American Service|
By: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
|Hugh Selwyn Mauberley|
By: Fannie Isabel Sherrick
|Love or Fame; and Other Poems|
By: Fanny Fire-Fly
|The Ducks and Frogs, A Tale of the Bogs.|
By: Fanny Kemble (1809-1893)
By: Fay Inchfawn (1880-1978)
The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman
Published by the Religious Tract Society in London, The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman is a collection of domestic, spiritual, and fanciful poems from the point of view of a woman, a housewife, and a Christian. The natural, supernatural, and solidly mundane are mixed together as well as separated into two parts: Indoors and Outdoors.
By: Felix Leigh
By: Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (1888-1935)
|Antinous: A Poem|
By: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911)
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: Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)
|The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch|
By: Francis T. Palgrave (1824-1897)
Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Pieces In the English Language
Palgrave's principal contribution to the development of literary taste was contained in his Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics (1861), an anthology of the best poetry in the language constructed upon a plan sound and spacious, and followed out with a delicacy of feeling which could scarcely be surpassed. This book is a delightful one to listen to with family or friends. You're sure to find something to relate to in these wonderful poems.
By: Francis Thompson (1859-1907)
|The Hound of Heaven|
|Sister Songs; an offering to two sisters|
By: Francis William Bourdillon (1844-1912)
Aucassin and Nicolette.
Aucassin and Nicolette is a medieval romance written in a combination of prose and verse called a “song-story.” Created probably in the early 13th century by an unknown French author, the work deals with the love between the son of a count and a Saracen slave girl who has been converted to Christianity and adopted by a viscount. Since Aucassin’s father is strongly opposed to their marriage, the two lovers must endure imprisonment, flight, separation in foreign lands, and many other ordeals before their ardent love and fierce determination finally bring them back together...
By: Frank Sidgwick (1879-1939)
|Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Fourth Series|
By: Frederic W. Moorman (1872-1919)
|Yorkshire Dialect Poems (1673-1915) and traditional poems|
|Songs of the Ridings|
By: Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895)
By: Frederick W. (Frederick William) Thomas (1806-1866)
|The Emigrant or Reflections While Descending the Ohio|
By: Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805)
|The Poems of Schiller — Third period|
|The Poems of Schiller — First period|
|The Poems of Schiller — Second period|
|The Poems of Schiller — Suppressed poems|
By: G. Boare
|What became of Them? and, The Conceited Little Pig|
By: G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
The Ballad of the White Horse
An English epic poem that follows the exploits of Alfred the Great in his defense of Christian civilization in England from the heathen nihilism of the North. Following a string of defeats at the hands of the invading Danes, a vision from heaven in the river island of Athelney fills Alfred with joy and hope. Though it gives no promise of victory in the coming struggle, it inspires him to rally his chieftains for a last stand against the invading hordes. His adventures lead throughout the country...
The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Verses
This book of poetry by G.K. Chesterton, originally published in 1922, contain 35 poems on a variety of subjects.
Originally published in 1916, this book of poetry by G.K. Chesterton includes 59 poems on a variety of subjects. Included in this are war poems, love poems, religious poems, ballades and more.
Wine, Water and Song
A collection of 16 poems by G.K. Chesterton. All of the poems in this book, except for "The Strange Ascetic" are taken from "The Flying Inn", a book by the same author.
Wild Knight and Other Poems
A collection of poems that tend to revolve around the theme of the wonder of the world. It includes the short, poetic play, "The Wild Knight".
Greybeards at Play
G.K. Chesterton's first publication, "Greybeards at Play" is a collection of poetry and accompanying illustrations. The work is marked by the irreverent whimsy and ancient delight that would eventually be recognized as Chesterton's signature style. Short (only four poems long and a dedication), playful, and with a touch of awe, Chesterton's first piece (written at 26) is appropriately titled: it is the work of an amateur, mature in his spirit, young in his play. -