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By: Joseph Blanco White (1775-1841)

Book cover Night and Death

volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Night and Death by Joseph Blanco White. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 16, 2021. ------ Joseph Blanco White was a Spanish poet, theologian and political writer and editor of Irish descent. - Summary by Newgatenovelist

By: Lawrence Labree

Book cover Rover Vol. 01 No. 14

"The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. This current issue features seven short stories and two poems. - Summary by Sonia

By: Francis S. Borton (1862-1929)

Book cover West

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The West, by Francis Borton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 30, 2021. ------ This fortnightly poem is from "The Call of California, and other poems of the West" by Francis Borton. It talks about harsh nature's cruel majesty and mastery over the animals, and then man's heroic attempts to master nature. - Summary by Michele Fry

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 217

This is a collection of 44 poems read in English by volunteers for June 2021.

By: Eleanor L. Skinner

Book cover Turquoise Story Book: Stories and Legends of Summer and Nature

A book compiling stories, legends, and poems about summer and nature, piquing reader's interests by appealing to the reader's fancy, quickening his/her sense of humor, or attract his/her attention to some spiritual significance. - Summary by RomaSingh Proof-listeners: Aysh & Michele Eaton

By: Lawrence Labree

Book cover Rover Vol. 01 No. 15

"The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. This current issue another interesting mix of short stories and poems. - Summary by Sonia

Book cover Rover Vol. 01 No. 16

"The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. This current issue collects another interesting mix of short stories and poems, as well as shorter columns. - Summary by Sonia

By: Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845-1924)

Book cover Sea Story

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of A Sea Story, by Emily Henrietta Hickey. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 27th, 2021. ------ This Irish author, narrative poet and translator is new to our catalog. In this poem, she tells a sad tale of a shipwreck and the agonizing choice of who lives and who doesn't.

By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)

Book cover Wife

volunteers bring you 22 recordings of A Wife, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 13, 2021. ------ Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan was an Irish playwright and poet. In this little gem, he turns an intended insult on its head. - Summary by TriciaG

By: Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

Book cover Miniver Cheevy

readers bring you 16 recordings of "Miniver Cheevy" by Edwin Arlington Robinson. This was the fortnightly poem for June 13, 2021.------ "Miniver Cheevy" is a narrative poem written by Edwin Arlington Robinson and first published in The Town Down the River in 1910. The poem relates the story of a hopeless romantic who spends his days thinking about what might have been if only he had been born earlier in time. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Book cover Nature

volunteers bring you 25 recordings of Nature, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 20th, 2021. ------ This nostalgic poem says a lot in a few words -- masterfully comparing a mother putting her child to bed for the night, with an elderly life approaching its natural end.

By: Lawrence Labree

Book cover Rover Vol. 01 No. 17

"The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. - Summary by Sonia

By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Book cover Kéramos : and other poems

This is a collection of 51 poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. which include many sonnets, plus 7 translations of poems by Virgil, Ovid, Michael Angelo and others. The signature 20 minute poem, Kéramos, whisks us on an imaginary magic cloak around Europe to visit the most famous potteries of olden times, and the many edifices their ceramic art adorns and/or commemorates. Keramos is a name still used today for the study of ceramic materials both for art and for technology. 2-17 are grouped under...

By: Robert Jones Burdette (1844-1914)

Book cover When My Ship Comes In

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of When My Ship Comes In, by Robert Jones Burdette. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 27th, 2021. ------ Whether you interpret this as sincere, overly simplistic, or cynical is up to you! - Summary by TriciaG

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 218

This is a collection of 43 poems read in English by volunteers for July 2021.

By: Lawrence Labree

Book cover Rover Vol. 01 No. 18

"The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. - Summary by Sonia

By: The Gawain Poet

Book cover Pearl (Weston translation)

Pearl is a structurally complex mediaeval poem that combines narrative, allegory, dream vision, elegy, affirmation of Christian faith and meditation on grief. This recording is of Jessie Laidlay Weston’s translation from the Middle English.

By: Lawrence Labree

Book cover Rover Vol. 01 No. 19

"The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. This is already the 19th issue of the series. - Summary by Sonia

Book cover Rover Vol. 01 No. 20

"The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. The 20th issue of the series is yet another interesting collection of short stories, poems and miscellania. - Summary by Sonia

By: John Keats (1795-1821)

Book cover Lamia

In his wonderful interpretation of the classic tale of Lamia - the mythological entity portrayed as being a deadly threat especially to children and young men - master poet John Keats construes this timeless and enigmatic story with a view towards intrigue, deception, loyalty, honor and fervor of a young man's lust for a life of passionate bliss with the newly found woman of his dreams. In retrospect, considering certain aspects of her past and recent serpent-like incarnation, the beautiful and seductive Lamia was a poor choice for the young man Lycius...

By: Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)

Book cover After-Glow

volunteers bring you 7 recordings of After-Glow by Susan Coolidge . This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 25, 2021. ------ Sarah Chauncey Woolsey was an American children's author who wrote under the pen name Susan Coolidge. Woolsey worked as a nurse during the American Civil War , after which she started to write. She is best known for her classic children's novel What Katy Did

By: Lawrence Labree

Book cover Rover Vol. 01 No. 21

"The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. This is the 21st issue of the series with yet another interesting collection of short stories, poems and miscellania. - Summary by Sonia

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 219

This is a collection of 40 poems read in English by volunteers for August 2021.

By: Samuel Daniel (1562-1619)

Book cover Delia

Delia is a cycle of Petrarchan love sonnets written by Renaissance poet Samuel Daniel . He was also a noted playwright and historian, and a close contemporary of Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare. Delia may have influenced Shakespeare’s sonnets. This project contains the first 30 sonnets from the collection "Delia".

By: Lady Jane Grey (1536-1554)

Book cover Lines in Latin, inscribed with a pin upon her prison wall.

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Lines in Latin, inscribed with a pin upon her prison wall by Lady Jane Grey. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 8, 2021. ------ Lady Jane Grey, later known as Lady Jane Dudley and as the "Nine Days' Queen", was an English noblewoman who claimed the throne of England and Ireland from 10 July until 19 July 1553. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Book cover Morning Work

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Morning Work by D. H. Lawrence. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 15, 2021. ------ This Weekly poem is taken from Love Poems and Others by D. H. Lawrence

By: Lawrence Labree

Book cover Rover Vol. 01 No. 22

"The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. The 22nd issue of the series presents 9 short stories, poems and interesting facts. - Summary by Sonia

By: Ella Farman Pratt (1837-1907)

Book cover Sugar Plums

“Sugar Plums” by Ella Farman Pratt is a wonderful, sometimes tragic, collection of children's poems that run the spectrum between bliss and misfortune of seemingly ordinary days to the flights of fancy of children, parents and creatures alike; in places like stately homes, humble nests, city streets, and farm fields, just to name a few. Their stories are a masterful blend of whimsy and mischief, beauty and bewilderment, simplicity and, sometimes, sorrow. The journey that this collection takes its audience on is like no other - Summary by DOLZ

By: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Book cover When I set out for Lyonnesse

volunteers bring you 12 recordings of When I set out for Lyonnesse by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 22, 2021. ------ This Weekly poem is from the collection Satires of Circumstance by Thomas Hardy . Lyonnesse was a mythical Kingdom mentioned in the Arthurian legends. - Summary by Alan Mapstone

By: Henry Lawson (1867-1922)

Book cover Reedy River

volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Reedy River by Henry Lawson.. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 22, 2021. ------ This Fortnightly Poem is taken from Verses Popular and Humorous . This was the second collection of poems by Australian poet Henry Lawson. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 220

This is a collection of 44 poems read in English by volunteers for September 2021.

By: Walter De la Mare (1873-1956)

Book cover Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes

These wonderful, whimsical poems from the incomparable Walter de la Mare describe the bliss of childhood, explore the marvel of a child's imagination and portray the intriguing landscapes of existences both lived and imagined by a young mind in a magical kingdom located somewhere between daydream and caprice. In these poems we experience aspects of a reality unencumbered by concern, unhindered by anxiety, and share an imagination free to wander, ponder, contemplate, envision and express itself in a marvelous mosaic of impression, inspiration and introspection...


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