Classic Poetry Aloud

Classic Poetry Aloud

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Giving voice to the classic poetry of the past


621: Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
Jan 9, 2014 • 2 min
Edgar Allan Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) It was…
620. The Snow Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jan 7, 2014 • 2 min
Ralph Waldo Emerson read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————————— The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)…
619. If by Rudyard Kipling
Dec 19, 2013 • 1 min
Rudyard Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- If by Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) If you can keep…
618. December by Dollie Radford
Dec 18, 2013 • 1 min
Dollie Radford read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- December by Dollie Radford (1858 – 1920) No gardener need go…
617. The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dec 17, 2013 • 0 min
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————— The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth…
616. Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Dec 16, 2013 • 1 min
William Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)…
615. For Those Who Fail by Joaquin Miller
Dec 13, 2013 • 0 min
Joaquin Miller read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- For Those Who Fail by Joaquin Miller (1837 – 1913)…
614. Alone by Edgar Allan Poe
Dec 12, 2013 • 1 min
Edgar Allan Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Alone by Edgar Allan Poe(1809 – 1849) From…
613. The Good-Morrow by John Donne
Dec 11, 2013 • 1 min
John Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Good-Morrow by John Donne (1572 – 1631) I wonder by my…
612. Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson
Dec 10, 2013 • 0 min
Emily Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter:@classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson…
611. Winter Nightfall by Robert Bridges
Dec 6, 2013 • 1 min
Robert Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————— Winter Nightfall by Robert Bridges (1844 - 1930) The day…
610. Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Dec 5, 2013 • 1 min
Christina Georgina Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti…
609. Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats
Dec 4, 2013 • 3 min
John Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats (1795-1821) Thou still…
608. A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
Dec 3, 2013 • 1 min
Robert Burns read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————— My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns (1759 –1796)…
607. The Lost Mistress by Robert Browning
Dec 2, 2013 • 1 min
Robert Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Lost Mistress by Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) All…
606. The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nov 29, 2013 • 1 min
Ralph Waldo Emerson read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) On…
605. The Garden of Love by William Blake
Nov 28, 2013 • 0 min
William Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————————- The Garden of Love by William Blake (1757 – 1827) I went…
604. Forget Not Yet by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Nov 27, 2013 • 1 min
Sir Thomas Wyatt read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————— Forget not yet by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) The…
603. Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
Nov 26, 2013 • 2 min
Matthew Arnold read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888) The sea is…
602. The Drum by John Scott
Nov 25, 2013 • 1 min
John Scott read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Drum by John Scott (1731 – 1783) I hate that…
601. Written in Northampton County Asylum by John Clare
Nov 21, 2013 • 1 min
John Clare read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————- Written in Northampton County Asylum by John Clare I…
600. Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
Nov 20, 2013 • 1 min
Edward Thomas read by Classic Poetry Aloud: www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter:@classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Adlestrop by Edward Thomas ((1878 – 1917) Yes. I remember…
599. The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Nov 19, 2013 • 2 min
Alfred, Lord Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred, Lord Tennyson…
598. The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
Nov 18, 2013 • 1 min
Thomas Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————— The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) I leant upon…
597. The Poplar Field by William Cowper
Nov 15, 2013 • 1 min
William Cowper read by Classic Poetry Aloud www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Poplar Field by William Cowper (1731 – 1800) The poplars…
596. Count That Day Lost by George Eliot
Nov 13, 2013 • 1 min
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) read by Classic Poetry Aloud: www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Count That Day Lost by George Eliot (Mary…
595. The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling
Nov 12, 2013 • 1 min
Rudyard Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Twitter: @classicpoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/poetryaloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling (1865 –…
594. Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
Nov 11, 2013 • 1 min
Wilfred Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————— Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the…
593. Ah, how sweet it is to love by John Dryden
Nov 7, 2013 • 1 min
John Dryden read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Ah, how sweet it is to love by John Dryden (1631 – 1700) Ah, how sweet it is to love! Ah, how gay is young Desire! And…
592. from The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
Nov 6, 2013 • 3 min
Oscar Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- from The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) He did not wear his scarlet coat, For blood and wine are…
591. Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Nov 5, 2013 • 1 min
Ella Wheeler Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone.…
590. Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Nov 4, 2013 • 2 min
Wilfred Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to poetry of the past. —————————————————- Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed…
589. Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Oct 25, 2013 • 1 min
William Ernest Henley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Invictus by William Ernest Henley (1849 – 1903) Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole…
588. How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Oct 24, 2013 • 1 min
Elizabeth Barrett Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————— How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.…
587. O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
Oct 23, 2013 • 2 min
Walt Whitman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to poetry of the past. —————————————————- O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has…
586. To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
Oct 22, 2013 • 2 min
Andrew Marvell read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime We would…
585. Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Oct 21, 2013 • 3 min
Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred…
584. Surrender by Emily Dickinson
Oct 18, 2013 • 0 min
Emily Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————— Surrender by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) Doubt me, my dim companion! Why, God would be content With but a fraction…
583. My True Love Hath My Heart by Sir Philip Sidney
Oct 17, 2013 • 1 min
Sir Philip Sidney read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————— My True Love Hath My Heart From Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney (1554 – 1586) My true-love hath my heart, and I have…
582. Show me the Way by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Oct 16, 2013 • 1 min
Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————— Show me the Way by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Show me the way that leads to the true life. I do not care what tempests may assail…
581. Nature and Art by Alexander Pope
Oct 15, 2013 • 1 min
Alexander Pope read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————— Nature and Art from An Essay on Criticism: Part 1 by Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) First follow Nature, and your…
580. Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Oct 13, 2013 • 0 min
William Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments.…
579. The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Oct 12, 2013 • 8 min
Alfred, Lord Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) 1842 edition Part I. On either side the river…
578. Binsey Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Oct 11, 2013 • 2 min
Gerard Manley Hopkins read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Binsey Poplars felled 1879 by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) My aspens dear, whose airy cages…
577. A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allen Poe
Oct 10, 2013 • 1 min
Edgar Allen Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the classic poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting…
576. Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth
Oct 9, 2013 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the classic poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be…
575. She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
Oct 8, 2013 • 1 min
Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the classic poetry of the past. ——————————————————- She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies, And all…
574. Ode to Autumn by John Keats
Oct 7, 2013 • 2 min
Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Ode to Autumn by John Keats Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring…
Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Oct 5, 2013 • 2 min
Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we…
The Sunne Rising by John Donne
Oct 5, 2013 • 2 min
Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Sunne Rising by John Donne Busie old foole, unruly Sunne, Why dost thou thus, Through windowes, and through…
When We Two Parted by Lord Byron
Oct 5, 2013 • 1 min
Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- When We Two Parted by Lord Byron WHEN we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted To sever for years, Pale…
Her Voice by Oscar Wilde
Oct 5, 2013 • 2 min
O Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Her Voice by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) The wild bee reels from bough to bough With his furry coat and his gauzy…
573. Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
Nov 11, 2010 • 1 min
Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger…
572. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe
Aug 25, 2010 • 1 min
C Marlowe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe (1564 – 1593) Come live with me and be my Love, And we…
571. Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick
Aug 23, 2010 • 0 min
R Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick (1591–1674) A sweet disorder in the dress Kindles in clothes a wantonness:– A…
570. Night by William Blake
Aug 21, 2010 • 2 min
W Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Night by William Blake (1757 – 1827) The sun descending in the west, The evening star does shine; The birds are silent…
569. Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Aug 19, 2010 • 0 min
W Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is…
568. Opportunity by James Elroy Flecker
Aug 17, 2010 • 1 min
JE Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Opportunity by James Elroy Flecker (1884 – 1915) From Machiavelli “But who art thou, with curious beauty graced, O…
567. Mattins by George Herbert
Aug 15, 2010 • 1 min
G Herbert read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Mattins by George Herbert (1593 – 1633) I cannot ope mine eyes, But thou art ready there to catch My morning-soul and…
566. The Grass so Little has to do by Emily Dickinson
Aug 13, 2010 • 1 min
E Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Grass so little has to do by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) The Grass so little has to do – A Sphere of simple…
565. From To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Aug 11, 2010 • 1 min
PB Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- from To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert—…
564. The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Aug 9, 2010 • 8 min
Lord Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) 1842 edition Part I. On either side the river lie…
563. The World is too Much With Us by William Wordsworth
Aug 8, 2010 • 1 min
W Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The World is too Much With by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting…
562. The Drum by John Scott
Aug 7, 2010 • 1 min
J Scott read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Drum by John Scott (1731 – 1783) I hate that drum’s discordant sound, Parading round, and round, and round: To…
561. Eventide by John McCrae
Aug 6, 2010 • 1 min
J McCrae read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Eventide by John McCrae (1872 – 1918) The day is past and the toilers cease; The land grows dim ‘mid the shadows…
560. Life by Charlotte Bronte
Aug 5, 2010 • 1 min
C Bronte read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Life by Charlotte Bronte (1816 – 1855) Life, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say; Oft a little morning rain…
558. To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker
Aug 3, 2010 • 1 min
JE Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker (1884 – 1915) I who am dead a thousand years, And…
556. Be Still, My Soul, Be Still by AE Housman
Aug 1, 2010 • 2 min
AE Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Be Still, My Soul, Be Still by AE Housman (1859 – 1936) Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,…
555. Parable of the Old Men and the Young by Wilfred Owen
Jul 31, 2010 • 1 min
W Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Parable of the Old Men and the Young by Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went, And…
554. When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be by John Keats
Jul 30, 2010 • 1 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be by John Keats (1795 – 1821) When I have fears that I may cease to be…
552. Her Voice by Oscar Wilde
Jul 28, 2010 • 2 min
O Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Her Voice by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) The wild bee reels from bough to bough With his furry coat and his gauzy wing.…
551. Death by John Donne
Jul 27, 2010 • 1 min
J Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Death by John Donne (1572 - 1631) Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for,…
550. Gratiana Dancing by Richard Lovelace
Jul 26, 2010 • 0 min
R Lovelace read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Gratiana Dancing by Richard Lovelace (1618 – 1658) She beat the happy pavement— By such a star made firmament,…
549. Pater Filio by Robert Bridges
Jul 25, 2010 • 1 min
R Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Pater Filio by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930) Sense with keenest edge unused, Yet unsteel’d by scathing fire; Lovely…
548. How Sweet it is to Love by John Dryden
May 1, 2010 • 1 min
J Dryden read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- How Sweet it is to Love by John Dryden (1631 – 1700) Ah, how sweet it is to love! Ah, how gay is young Desire! And…
547. The Good-morrow by John Donne
Mar 7, 2010 • 1 min
J Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Good-morrow by John Donne (1572 – 1631) I wonder by my troth, what thou, and I Did, till we lov’d? were we not…
546. How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Mar 6, 2010 • 1 min
EB Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love…
545. Sonnet 57 Being your Slave by William Shakespeare
Feb 14, 2010 • 1 min
W Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sonnet 57 Being your Slave by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Being your slave, what should I do but tend Upon…
544. The Lover’s Resolution by George Wither
Feb 13, 2010 • 1 min
G Wither read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Lover’s Resolution by George Wither by George Wither (1588-1667) Shall I, wasting in despair, Die because a woman ‘s…
543. The Old Familiar Faces by Charles Lamb
Feb 10, 2010 • 2 min
C Lamb read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————— The Old Familiar Faces by Charles Lamb (1775–1834) I have had playmates, I have had companions, In my days of childhood,…
542. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe
Feb 6, 2010 • 1 min
C Marlowe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe (1564 – 1593) Come live with me and be my Love, And we…
541. I am as I am by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Jan 17, 2010 • 2 min
T Wyatt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- I am as I am by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) I am as I am and so will I be But how that I am none knoweth truly, Be it evil be…
540. Can Life be a Blessing by John Henry Dryden
Jan 16, 2010 • 1 min
JH Dryden read by Classic Poetry Aloud Giving voice to the poetry of the past: www.classicpoetryaloud.com ———————————————————- Can Life be a Blessing by John Henry Dryden (1631 – 1700) Can life be a blessing, Or worth the possessing, Can life be a…
539. On His Blindness by John Milton
Jan 10, 2010 • 1 min
J Milton read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- On His Blindness by John Milton (1608 – 1674) When I consider how my light is spent E’re half my days, in this…
538. The Call by Charlotte Mew
Jan 3, 2010 • 1 min
C Mew read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Call by Charlotte Mew (1869 – 1928) From our low seat beside the fire Where we have dozed and dreamed and watched the…
537. Summer And Winter by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Jan 2, 2010 • 1 min
PB Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: www.classicpoetryaloud.com Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Summer And Winter by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) It was a bright and cheerful afternoon, Towards the end of the sunny…
536. Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson
Jan 1, 2010 • 0 min
E Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) “Hope” is the thing with feathers — That…
535. Winter Nightfall by Robert Bridges
Dec 31, 2009 • 1 min
R Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Winter Nightfall by Robert Bridges (1844 - 1930) The day begins to droop,— Its course is done: But nothing tells the…
534. Snow in the Suburbs by Thomas Hardy
Dec 30, 2009 • 1 min
T Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Snow in the Suburbs by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) Every branch big with it, Bent every twig with it; Every fork like a…
533. from Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dec 29, 2009 • 1 min
ST Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- from Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) The Frost performs its secret ministry, Unhelped by…
532. The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dec 27, 2009 • 2 min
RW Emerson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and,…
531. Peace by Henry Vaughan
Dec 26, 2009 • 1 min
H Vaughan read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Peace by Henry Vaughan (1621 – 1695) My soul, there is a country Far beyond the stars, Where stands a wingèd sentry…
530. Abou ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt
Dec 25, 2009 • 1 min
L Hunt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. ———————————————————— Abou ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859) Abou ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of…
529. The Mahogany Tree by William Makepeace Thackeray
Dec 24, 2009 • 2 min
WM Thackeray read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Mahogany Tree by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 – 1863) Christmas is here: Winds whistle shrill, Icy and…
528. Answer to an Invitation to Dine at Fishmongers Hall by Sydney Smith
Dec 23, 2009 • 1 min
S Smith read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Answer to an Invitation to Dine at Fishmongers Hall by Sydney Smith (1771 – 1845) Much do I love, at civic treat, The…
527. December by Dollie Radford
Dec 21, 2009 • 1 min
D Radford read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- December by Dollie Radford (1858 – 1920) No gardener need go far to find The Christmas rose, The fairest of the flowers…
526. Grenadier by AE Housman
Dec 6, 2009 • 1 min
AE Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Grenadier by AE Housman(1859 – 1936) The Queen she sent to look for me, The sergeant he did say, `Young man, a soldier…
525. The Sunne Rising by John Donne
Dec 3, 2009 • 2 min
J Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Sunne Rising by John Donne (1572 - 1631) Busie old foole, unruly Sunne, Why dost thou thus, Through windowes, and…
524. Love of Country by Sir Walter Scott
Dec 1, 2009 • 1 min
W Scott read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Love of Country by Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath…
523. When We Two Parted by Lord Byron
Nov 30, 2009 • 1 min
Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- When We Two Parted by Lord Byron (1788 - 1824) When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted To sever…
522. I Wake and Feel The Fell Of Dark Not Day by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Nov 29, 2009 • 1 min
GM Hopkins read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- I Wake and Feel The Fell Of Dark, Not Day by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) I wake and feel the fell of dark, not…
521. Snake by DH Lawrence
Nov 26, 2009 • 5 min
DH Lawrence read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Snake by DH Lawrence (1885 – 1930) A snake came to my water-trough On a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat,…
520. November by Edward Thomas
Nov 25, 2009 • 2 min
E Thomas read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- November by Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917) November’s days are thirty: November’s earth is dirty, Those thirty days, from…
519. Into My Heart by AE Housman (Poem 40 from A Shropshire Lad by AE Housman)
Nov 24, 2009 • 0 min
Poem 40 from A Shropshire Lad (Into My Heart) by AE Housman (1859 – 1936) Into my heart on air that kills From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those? That is the land of lost content, I see it…
518. A Quoi Bon Dire by Charlotte Mew
Nov 23, 2009 • 0 min
Charlotte Mew read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- A Quoi Bon Dire by Charlotte Mew(1869 – 1928) Seventeen years ago you said Something that sounded like Good-bye;…
516. Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Nov 22, 2009 • 1 min
GM Hopkins read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) Glory be to God for dappled things— For skies of couple-colour as a…
515. The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
Nov 21, 2009 • 2 min
T Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-gray, And Winter’s…
514. Stanzas to Augusta by Lord Byron
Nov 20, 2009 • 2 min
Lord Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Stanzas to Augusta by Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) When all around grew drear and dark, And reason half withheld her ray—…
513. Lullaby by William Blake
Nov 19, 2009 • 2 min
W Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Lullaby A prologue to King Edward the Fourth by William Blake (1757 – 1827) O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue To…
512. One Way of Love by Robert Browning
Nov 18, 2009 • 1 min
R Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- One Way of Love by Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) All June I bound the rose in sheaves. Now, rose by rose, I strip the…
511. Why So Pale and Wan? by Sir John Suckling
Nov 17, 2009 • 0 min
J Suckling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Why so Pale and Wan? by Sir John Suckling (1609 – 1642) Why so pale and wan, fond lover? Prithee, why so pale? Will,…
510. Disabled by Wilfred Owen
Nov 7, 2009 • 3 min
W Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Disabled by Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, And shivered in his ghastly suit of…
509. Envoy by Francis Thompson
Nov 1, 2009 • 0 min
F Thompson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Envoy by Francis Thompson (1859 – 1907) Go, songs, for ended is our brief, sweet play; Go, children of swift joy and…
508. Immortality by Matthew Arnold
Sep 26, 2009 • 1 min
Arnold read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Immortality by Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888) (Mathew Arnold died on this day – 15 April – in 1888.) Foil’d by our…
507. Sonnet 2 When forty winters shall besiege thy brow by William Shakespeare
Sep 13, 2009 • 1 min
W Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Sonnet 2 When forty winters shall besiege thy brow by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) When forty winters shall…
506. I Told You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Sep 12, 2009 • 1 min
Ella Wheeler Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- I Told You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) I told you the winter would go, love, I told you the…
505. Song by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Aug 20, 2009 • 0 min
CG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Song by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no…
504. The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Aug 16, 2009 • 0 min
HL Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth,…
503. I am Lonely by George Eliot
Aug 14, 2009 • 1 min
G Eliot read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- I am Lonely by George Eliot (1819 – 1880) From “The Spanish Gypsy” The world is great: the birds all fly from me, The…
502. Recessional by Rudyard Kipling
Aug 12, 2009 • 1 min
R Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Recessional by Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) God of our fathers, known of old – Lord of our far-flung battle-line –…
501. Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick
Aug 10, 2009 • 0 min
R Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick (1591–1674) A sweet disorder in the dress Kindles in clothes a wantonness:– A…
499. Tears Idle Tears by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Aug 7, 2009 • 1 min
A Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Tears Idle Tears by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Songs from “The Princess.” IV. Tears, Idle Tears Tears, idle…
498. The Grass so little has to do by Emily Dickinson
Aug 5, 2009 • 1 min
E Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Grass so little has to do by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) The Grass so little has to do – A Sphere of simple…
497. The Dalliance Of The Eagles by Walt Whitman
Aug 4, 2009 • 1 min
W Whitman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Dalliance Of The Eagles by Walt Whitman (1819 – 1992) Skirting the river road, (my forenoon walk, my rest,) Skyward…
496. The World is too Much With Us by William Wordsworth
Aug 2, 2009 • 1 min
W Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The World is too Much With by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting…
495. Mattins by George Herbert
Aug 1, 2009 • 1 min
G Herbert read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Mattins by George Herbert (1593 – 1633) I cannot ope mine eyes, But thou art ready there to catch My morning-soul and…
494. Life by Charlotte Bronte
Jul 31, 2009 • 1 min
C Bronte read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Life by Charlotte Bronte (1816 – 1855) Life, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say; Oft a little morning rain…
493. Be Still, My Soul, Be Still by AE Housman
Jul 29, 2009 • 2 min
AE Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Be Still, My Soul, Be Still by AE Housman (1859 – 1936) Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,…
492. The Call by Charlotte Mew
Jul 10, 2009 • 1 min
C Mew read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Call by Charlotte Mew (1869 – 1928) From our low seat beside the fire Where we have dozed and dreamed and watched the…
491. Piano by DH Lawrence
Jun 29, 2009 • 1 min
DH Lawrence read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Piano by DH Lawrence (1885 – 1930) Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me; Taking me back down the vista of…
490. Loveliest of Trees by AE Housman
Jun 28, 2009 • 0 min
AE Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Loveliest of Trees by AE Housman (1859 – 1936) Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough,…
489. The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jun 27, 2009 • 1 min
RW Emerson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) On Being Asked Whence Is the Flower In May, when sea-winds pierced…
488. Opportunity by James Elroy Flecker
Jun 20, 2009 • 1 min
JE Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Opportunity by James Elroy Flecker (1884 – 1915) From Machiavelli “But who art thou, with curious beauty graced, O…
487. The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling
Jun 19, 2009 • 1 min
R Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) They shut the road through the woods Seventy years ago.…
486. Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Jun 18, 2009 • 0 min
W Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is…
485. Claire de Lune by Paul Verlaine
Jun 17, 2009 • 2 min
P Verlaine read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Claire de Lune by Paul Verlaine (1844 – 1896) Votre âme est un paysage choisi Que vont charmant masques et…
484. Gravis Dulcis Immutabilis by James Elroy Flecker
Jun 15, 2009 • 1 min
JE Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Gravis Dulcis Immutabilis by James Elroy Flecker (1884 – 1915) Come, let me kiss your wistful face Where Sorrow curves…
483. Love by George Herbert
Jun 14, 2009 • 1 min
G Herbert read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Love by George Herbert (1593 – 1632) Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But…
482. Evening on Calais Beach by William Wordsworth
Jun 13, 2009 • 1 min
W Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Evening on Calais Beach by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time…
481. Nightingales by Robert Bridges
Jun 7, 2009 • 1 min
R Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Nightingales by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930) Beautiful must be the mountains whence ye come, And bright in the fruitful…
480. The Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh
Jun 6, 2009 • 1 min
W Raleigh read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 – 1618) Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon,…
479. To Daffodils by Robert Herrick
May 28, 2009 • 0 min
R Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- To Daffodils by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Fair daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon; As yet the…
478. We Are the Music Makers by Arthur O’Shaughnessy
May 27, 2009 • 1 min
A O’Shaughnessy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Ode ‘We Are the Music Makers’ by Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1844 – 1881) We are the music-makers, And we are the…
477. The Oak by Alfred Lord Tennyson
May 25, 2009 • 0 min
A Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Oak by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Live thy Life, Young and old, Like yon oak, Bright in spring, Living…
476. Broken Friendship by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
May 22, 2009 • 0 min
ST Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Broken Friendship by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) Alas! they had been friends in youth, But whispering…
475. The Old Ships by James Elroy Flecker
May 17, 2009 • 2 min
R Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Old Ships by James Elroy Flecker (1884 - 1915) I have seen old ships like swans asleep Beyond the village which men…
474. To Music to Becalm his Fever by Robert Herrick
May 16, 2009 • 1 min
R Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- To Music to Becalm his Fever by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Charm me asleep, and melt me so With thy delicious…
473. Because I Liked you Better by AE Housman
May 12, 2009 • 1 min
AE Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Because I liked you better by AE Housman (1859 – 1936) Because I liked you better Than suits a man to say, It irked…
472. Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser
Apr 29, 2009 • 1 min
E Spenser read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599) One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it…
471. The Lover’s Appeal by Thomas Wyatt
Apr 28, 2009 • 1 min
T Wyatt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Lover’s Appeal by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) And wilt thou leave me thus! Say nay! say nay! for shame! To save…
470. Sleep by Sir Philip Sidney
Apr 27, 2009 • 1 min
P Sidney read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Sleep by Sir Philip Sidney (1554 – 1586) Come, Sleep; O Sleep! the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the…
469. The Dilettante by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Apr 26, 2009 • 1 min
PL Dunbar read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Dilettante: A Modern Type by Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872 – 1906) He scribbles some in prose and verse, And now and…
468. The Valley of Unrest by Edgar Allan Poe
Apr 25, 2009 • 1 min
EA Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Valley of Unrest by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) Once it smiled a silent dell Where the people did not dwell; They…
467. England in 1819 by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Apr 24, 2009 • 1 min
PB Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- England in 1819 by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king,– Princes, the…
466. Nature and Art by Alexander Pope
Apr 23, 2009 • 1 min
A Pope read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Nature and Art from An Essay on Criticism: Part 1 by Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) First follow Nature, and your judgment…
465. Jerusalem by William Blake
Apr 21, 2009 • 1 min
W Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- ‘Jerusalem’ from ‘Milton’ by William Blake (1757 – 1827) And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains…
464. Home Thoughts from Abroad by Robert Browning
Apr 20, 2009 • 1 min
R Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Home Thoughts, from Abroad by Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) O, to be in England Now that April ‘s there, And whoever…
462. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Apr 17, 2009 • 8 min
EA Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a…
463. Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam by Ernest Dowson
Apr 16, 2009 • 0 min
E Dowson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam (The brief sum of life forbids us the hope of enduring long - Horace)…
461. Waikiki by Rupert Brooke
Apr 15, 2009 • 1 min
R Brooke read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Waikiki by Rupert Brooke (1887 – 1915) Warm perfumes like a breath from vine and tree Drift down the darkness. Plangent,…
459. The Timber by Henry Vaughan
Apr 14, 2009 • 1 min
H Vaughan read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Timber by Henry Vaughan (1621 – 1695) Sure thou didst flourish once! and many springs, Many bright mornings, much…
460. Easter Week by Charles Kingsley
Apr 11, 2009 • 1 min
C Kingsley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Easter Week by Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875) See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so…
458. Libertatis Sacra Fames by Oscar Wilde
Apr 11, 2009 • 1 min
O Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- Libertatis Sacra Fames by Oscar Wilde(1854 – 1900) Albeit nurtured in democracy, And liking best that state republican…
457. The Lost Mistress by Robert Browning
Apr 9, 2009 • 1 min
R Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————- The Lost Mistress by Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) All ‘s over, then: does truth sound bitter As one at first…
456. To Anthea who may command him Anything by Robert Herrick
Apr 8, 2009 • 1 min
R Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To Anthea, who may command him Anything by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Bid me to live, and I will live Thy…
455. Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Apr 5, 2009 • 1 min
DG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) I have been here before, But when or how I cannot tell: I…
454. A Dream within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
Apr 3, 2009 • 1 min
EA Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- A Dream within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now,…
453. Absence by Robert Bridges
Mar 30, 2009 • 1 min
R Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Absence by Robert Bridges (1844–1930) When my love was away, Full three days were not sped, I caught my fancy astray Thinking…
452. Go From Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Mar 28, 2009 • 1 min
EB Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Go From Me, Sonnets from the Portuguese iii by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) Go from me. Yet I feel that I shall…
451. The Loveliness of Love by George Darley
Mar 21, 2009 • 2 min
G Darley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Loveliness of Love by George Darley (1795–1846) It is not Beauty I demand, A crystal brow, the moon’s despair, Nor the…
450. The Cell by John Thelwall
Mar 20, 2009 • 1 min
J Thelwall read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Cell by John Thelwall (1764 – 1834) Within the Dungeon’s noxious gloom The Patriot still, with dauntless breast, The…
449. The Choice by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Mar 17, 2009 • 1 min
DG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Choice by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) Think thou and act; to-morrow thou shalt die. Outstretch’d in the sun’s…
448. The Poplar Field by William Cowper
Mar 15, 2009 • 1 min
W Cowper read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Poplar Field by William Cowper (1731 – 1800) The poplars are fell’d! farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the…
447. Sonnet 30 by Edmund Spenser (My love is like to ice and I to fire)
Mar 14, 2009 • 1 min
E Spenser read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Sonnet 30 by Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599) My love is like to ice, and I to fire: How comes it then that this her cold so…
446. The Tide Rises The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mar 11, 2009 • 1 min
HW Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) The tide rises, the tide falls, The twilight…
445. Spleen by Ernest Dowson
Mar 9, 2009 • 1 min
E Dowson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Spleen by Ernest Dowson (1867 – 1900) I was not sorrowful, I could not weep, And all my memories were put to sleep. I watched…
444. Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mar 8, 2009 • 0 min
PB Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the ocean,…
443. Blow Bugle Blow by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Mar 6, 2009 • 1 min
Lord Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Blow, Bugle, Blow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) The splendour falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in…
442. Platonic Love by Abraham Cowley
Mar 5, 2009 • 1 min
A Cowley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Platonic Love by Abraham Cowley (1618 – 1667) Indeed I must confess, When souls mix ‘tis an happiness, But not complete till…
441. The Garden of Love by William Blake
Mar 4, 2009 • 0 min
W Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Garden of Love by William Blake (1757 – 1827) I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen; A Chapel was…
440. Give Me Leave to Rail at You by John Wilmot
Mar 3, 2009 • 1 min
J Wilmott read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Give Me Leave to Rail at You by John Wilmot (1647 – 1680) Give me leave to rail at you, - I ask nothing but my due: To call…
439. Ozymandias by Horace Smith
Mar 2, 2009 • 1 min
H Smith read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Ozymandias by Horace Smith (1779 - 1849) In Egypt’s sandy silence, all alone, Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws The…
437. We’ll Go No More A-Roving by Lord Byron
Feb 28, 2009 • 0 min
Lord Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— We’ll Go No More A-Roving by Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) So, we’ll go no more a-roving So late into the night, Though the heart…
436. Rain by Edward Thomas
Feb 27, 2009 • 1 min
E Thomas read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Rain by Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917) Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me…
435. What if a Day by Thomas Campion
Feb 25, 2009 • 1 min
T Campion read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— What if a Day by Thomas Campion (1567 – 1620) What if a day, or a month, or a year Crown thy delights with a thousand sweet…
434. When I was One-and-Twenty by AE Housman
Feb 23, 2009 • 1 min
AE Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— When I was One-and-Twenty by AE Housman (1859 – 1936) When I was one-and-twenty I heard a wise man say, ‘Give crowns and…
434. Count That Day Lost by George Eliot
Feb 22, 2009 • 1 min
G Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Count That Day Lost by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (1819 – 1880) If you sit down at set of sun And count the…
433. from the Eve of St Agnes by John Keats
Feb 21, 2009 • 3 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— fromThe Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats (1795 – 1821) XXXIII Awakening up, he took her hollow lute,— Tumultuous,—and, in chords…
432. Forget Not Yet by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Feb 20, 2009 • 1 min
Sir T Wyatt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Forget not yet by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) The Lover Beseecheth his Mistress not to Forget his Steadfast Faith and…
431. The Bracelet: To Julia by Robert Herrick
Feb 19, 2009 • 0 min
R Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Bracelet: To Julia by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Why I tie about thy wrist, Julia, this silken twist; For what other…
430. Oxford Canal by James Elroy Flecker
Feb 18, 2009 • 2 min
JE Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Oxford Canal by James Elroy Flecker (1884 – 1915) When you have wearied of the valiant spires of this County Town, Of its…
428. Can Life be a Blessing by John Henry Dryden
Feb 17, 2009 • 1 min
JH Dryden read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Can Life be a Blessing by John Henry Dryden (1631 – 1700) Can life be a blessing, Or worth the possessing, Can life be a…
427. Summer And Winter by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Feb 15, 2009 • 1 min
PB Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Summer And Winter by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) It was a bright and cheerful afternoon, Towards the end of the sunny…
426. Sonnets from the Portuguese V When our two souls by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Feb 13, 2009 • 1 min
EB Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Sonnets from the Portuguese V by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) When our two souls stand up erect and strong,…
425. Unfolded Out of the Folds by Walt Whitman
Feb 12, 2009 • 1 min
W Whitman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Unfolded Out of the Folds by Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Unfolded out of the folds of the woman, man comes unfolded, and is…
424. Unsolved by John McCrae
Feb 10, 2009 • 1 min
J McCrae read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Unsolved by John McCrae (1872 – 1918) Amid my books I lived the hurrying years, Disdaining kinship with my fellow man; Alike…
423. I am as I am by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Feb 8, 2009 • 2 min
T Wyatt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— I am as I am by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) I am as I am and so will I be But how that I am none knoweth truly, Be it evil…
422. Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats
Feb 7, 2009 • 5 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats. (1795–1821) My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I…
421. Cards and Kisses by John Lyly
Feb 6, 2009 • 1 min
Cards And Kisses by: John Lyly J Lyly read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Cards And Kisses by John Lyly (1553-1606) Cupid and my Campaspe play’d At cards for kisses—Cupid…
420. On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats
Feb 4, 2009 • 1 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— On the Grasshopper and the Cricket by John Keats (1795–1821) The poetry of earth is never dead: When all the birds are faint…
419. from The Ballard of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
Feb 3, 2009 • 3 min
O Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— fromThe Ballard of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) He did not wear his scarlet coat, For blood and wine are red, And…
418. I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger
Feb 2, 2009 • 1 min
A Seeger read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger (1888 – 1916) I have a rendezvous with Death At some disputed barricade, When…
417. Reunited by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Jan 31, 2009 • 1 min
EW Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Reunited by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855 – 1919) Let us begin, dear love, where we left off; Tie up the broken threads of that…
416. Surrender by Emily Dickinson
Jan 30, 2009 • 0 min
E Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Surrender by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) Doubt me, my dim companion! Why, God would be content With but a fraction of the…
414. To Science by Edgar Allan Poe
Jan 27, 2009 • 1 min
EA Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— To Science by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Science! True daughter of Old Time thou art! Who alterest all things with thy peering…
413. The Fair Singer by Andrew Marvell
Jan 26, 2009 • 1 min
A Marvell read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Fair Singer by Andrew Marvell (1621 – 1678) To make a final conquest of all me, Love did compose so sweet an enemy, In…
412. My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
Jan 25, 2009 • 1 min
R Burns read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns (1759 –1896) My luve’s like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June. My…
411. She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways by William Wordsworth
Jan 24, 2009 • 0 min
W Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways by William Wordsworth (1770 –1850) She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the…
410. Revelation by Sir Edmund Gosse
Jan 23, 2009 • 1 min
Sir E Gosse read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Revalation by Sir Edmund Gosse (1849–1928) Into the silver night She brought with her pale hand The topaz lanthorn-light,…
409. To One Who has been Long in City Pent by John Keats
Jan 22, 2009 • 1 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— To One Who has been Long in City Pent by John Keats (1795 – 1821) To one who has been long in city pent, ’Tis very sweet to…
408. First Love by John Clare
Jan 21, 2009 • 1 min
J Clare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— First Love by John Clare (1793 – 1864) I ne’er was struck before that hour With love so sudden and so sweet, Her face it…
407. Inauguration Day Poem: The Call Of Brotherhood by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
Jan 20, 2009 • 2 min
CR Robinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Call Of Brotherhood by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (1861 - 1933) Have you heard it, the dominant call Of the city’s…
406. Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare (My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun)
Jan 18, 2009 • 1 min
W Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than…
405. The New House by Edward Thomas
Jan 17, 2009 • 1 min
E Thomas read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The New House by Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917) Now first, as I shut the door, I was alone In the new house; and the wind Began…
404. To Milton by Oscar Wilde
Jan 15, 2009 • 1 min
O Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— To Milton by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) Milton! I think thy spirit hath passed away From these white cliffs and high-embattled…
403. Fears in Solitude by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Jan 14, 2009 • 5 min
ST Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— from Fears in Solitude by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) Thankless too for peace, (Peace long preserved by fleets…
402. The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood
Jan 13, 2009 • 4 min
T Hood read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845) With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in…
401. To Sleep by John Keats
Jan 12, 2009 • 1 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— To Sleep by John Keats (1795 – 1821) O soft embalmer of the still midnight! Shutting with careful fingers and benign Our…
399. Show me the Way by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Jan 9, 2009 • 1 min
EW Wheeler read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Show me the Way by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) Show me the way that leads to the true life. I do not care what…
398. from Childe Harolds Pilgrimage by Lord Byron
Jan 8, 2009 • 1 min
Lord Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There…
397. from an Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope
Jan 7, 2009 • 1 min
EW Wheeler read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— from an Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man’s erring judgment,…
396. Echo by Christina Rossetti
Jan 6, 2009 • 1 min
CG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Echo by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) Come to me in the silence of the night; Come in the speaking silence of a…
395. The Lost Chord by Adelaide Anne Procter
Jan 5, 2009 • 1 min
AA Procter read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Lost Chord by Adelaide Anne Procter (1825 – 1864) Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill-at-ease; And my…
394. Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Jan 4, 2009 • 1 min
WE Henley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— Invictus by William Ernest Henley (1849 – 1903) Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank…
393. The Character of a Happy Life by Sir Henry Wooton
Jan 3, 2009 • 1 min
H Wooton read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Character of a Happy Life by Sir Henry Wooton (1568 – 1639) How happy is he born and taught That serveth not another’s…
392. I Stood on a Tower by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Jan 2, 2009 • 1 min
A Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— I Stood on a Tower by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) I stood on a tower in the wet, And New Year and Old Year met, And…
391. The Quiet Life by Alexander Pope
Jan 1, 2009 • 1 min
A Pope read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Quiet Life by Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe…
390. The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
Dec 30, 2008 • 1 min
T Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud; Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-gray, And Winter’s dregs…
389. London Snow by Robert Bridges
Dec 30, 2008 • 3 min
R Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: Giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com —————————————————————— London Snow by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930) When men were all asleep the snow came flying, In large white flakes falling on…
388. Out in the Dark by Edward Thomas
Dec 29, 2008 • 1 min
E Thomas read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. Out in the Dark by Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917) Out in the dark over the snow The fallow fawns invisible go With the fallow doe ; And the…
387. Bleak Weather by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Dec 28, 2008 • 1 min
EW Wheeler read by Classic Poetry Aloud, giving voice to the poetry of the past. www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ —————————————————————— Bleak Weather by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) Dear love, where the red lilies blossomed and grew, The white snows are…
386. from A Forsaken Garden by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Dec 27, 2008 • 1 min
AC Swinburne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. from A Forsaken Garden by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837 – 1909) In a coign of the cliff between lowland and highland, At the…
385. Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dec 26, 2008 • 1 min
HW Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old,…
384. Peace by Henry Vaughan
Dec 25, 2008 • 1 min
H Vaughan read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Peace by Henry Vaughan (1621 – 1695) My soul, there is a country Far beyond the stars, Where stands a wingèd sentry…
383. A Birthday by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Dec 24, 2008 • 1 min
CG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- A Birthday by Christina Rossetti by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) My heart is like a singing bird…
382. The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dec 23, 2008 • 2 min
RW Emerson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the…
381. from Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dec 21, 2008 • 1 min
ST Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- from Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) The Frost performs its secret ministry,…
380. Spirits by Robert Bridges
Dec 18, 2008 • 0 min
R Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Spirits by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930) Angel spirits of sleep, White-robed, with silver hair, In your meadows…
379. A Poison Tree by William Blake
Dec 16, 2008 • 1 min
W Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- A Poison Tree by William Blake (1757 – 1827) I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was…
378. Oh thou whose face hath felt the Winter’s wind by John Keats
Dec 15, 2008 • 1 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Oh thou whose face hath felt the Winter’s wind by John Keats (1795 – 1821) Oh thou whose face hath felt the…
377. Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson
Dec 14, 2008 • 0 min
E Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) “Hope” is the thing with feathers — That…
376. Alone by Edgar Allan Poe
Dec 12, 2008 • 1 min
EA Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Alone by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As…
375. Love Lives Beyond The Tomb by John Clare
Dec 11, 2008 • 1 min
J Clare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Love Lives Beyond The Tomb by John Clare (1793 – 1864) Love lives beyond the tomb, And earth, which fades like dew!…
374. Psalm 4 by John Milton
Dec 10, 2008 • 2 min
J Milton read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Psalm 4 translated by John Milton (1608 – 1674) Answer me when I call God of my righteousness; In straights and in…
373. The Ecstasy by John Donne
Dec 5, 2008 • 2 min
J Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Ecstasy by John Donne (1572 – 1631) Where, like a pillow on a bed, A pregnant bank swell’d up, to rest The…
372. To the Virgins to make much of Time by Robert Herrick
Nov 30, 2008 • 1 min
Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- To the Virgins to make much of Time by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is…
371. The Lotos-Eaters by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nov 29, 2008 • 13 min
A Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Lotos-Eaters by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) “Courage!” he said, and pointed toward the land, “This…
370. Psalm 1 by John Milton
Nov 27, 2008 • 1 min
J Milton read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Psalm 1 translated by John Milton (1608 – 1674) Done into Verse, 1653 Bless’d is the man who hath not walk’d…
369. The Old Familiar Faces by Charles Lamb
Nov 24, 2008 • 2 min
C Lamb read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Old Familiar Faces by Charles Lamb (1775–1834) I have had playmates, I have had companions, In my days of…
368. Go Lovely Rose by Edmund Waller
Nov 22, 2008 • 1 min
E Waller read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Go, lovely Rose by Edmund Waller (1606 – 1687) Go, lovely Rose— Tell her that wastes her time and me, That now she…
367. Sonnet 21 Say Over Again by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Nov 20, 2008 • 1 min
EB Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Sonnet XXI by Elizabeth Barrett Browning(1806 – 1861) Say over again, and yet once over again, That thou dost…
366. My Delight and Thy Delight by Robert Bridges
Nov 16, 2008 • 1 min
R Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- My Delight and Thy Delight by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930) My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels…
365. Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nov 15, 2008 • 1 min
A Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And…
364. Say not the Struggle Naught Availeth by Arthur Hugh Clough
Nov 13, 2008 • 1 min
AH Clough read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Say not the Struggle Naught Availeth by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819 – 1861) Say not the struggle naught availeth,…
363. Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Nov 11, 2008 • 2 min
W Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918) Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed,…
362. Winter Nightfall by Robert Bridges
Nov 8, 2008 • 1 min
R Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Winter Nightfall by Robert Bridges (1844 - 1930) The day begins to droop,— Its course is done: But nothing tells…
361. The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe
Nov 7, 2008 • 2 min
EA Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) Lo! ‘t is a gala night Within the lonesome latter years. An…
360. The Search by Henry Vaughan
Nov 3, 2008 • 1 min
H Vaughan read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Search by Henry Vaughan 1621 – 1695) Leave, leave, thy gadding thoughts; Who Pores and spies Still out…
359. On His Blindness by John Milton
Oct 30, 2008 • 1 min
J Milton read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- On His Blindness by John Milton (1608 – 1674) When I consider how my light is spent E’re half my days, in…
358. The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
Oct 26, 2008 • 1 min
T Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-gray, And…
357. Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
Oct 20, 2008 • 2 min
EA Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden…
356. I Stood Musing in a Black World by Stephen Crane
Oct 19, 2008 • 2 min
S Crane read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- I Stood Musing in a Black World by Stephen Crane (1871 – 1900) I stood musing in a black world, Not knowing where…
355. I Love You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Oct 18, 2008 • 1 min
EW Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- I Love You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) I love your lips when they’re wet with wine And red with a wild…
354. Last Lines by Emily Bronte
Oct 11, 2008 • 2 min
E Bronte read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Last Lines by Emily Bronte (1818 – 1848) No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:…
353. The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling
Oct 8, 2008 • 3 min
R Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) As I pass through my incarnations in every age…
352. Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore
Oct 6, 2008 • 1 min
T Moore read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore (1779 – 1852) Believe me, if all those endearing…
351. Nature by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Oct 4, 2008 • 1 min
HW Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Nature by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) As a fond mother, when the day is o’er, Leads by the hand…
350. Persicos Odi by William Makepeace Thackeray
Oct 3, 2008 • 0 min
WM Thackeray read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Persicos Odi by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 – 1863) Dear Lucy, you know what my wish is,- I hate all your…
349. A Supplication by Abraham Cowley
Oct 2, 2008 • 1 min
A Cowley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- A Supplication by Abraham Cowley (1618 – 1667) Awake, awake, my lyre, And tell thy silent master’s humble tale In…
348. From Maud by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Oct 1, 2008 • 0 min
A Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- from Maud by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) O let the solid ground Not fail beneath my feet Before my life has…
347. One Word is too Often Profaned by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sep 29, 2008 • 1 min
PB Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- One Word is too Often Profaned by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) One word is too often profaned For me to…
346. Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Sep 27, 2008 • 1 min
CG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the…
345. A Cradle Song by William Blake
Sep 26, 2008 • 1 min
W Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- A Cradle Song by William Blake(1757 – 1827) Sleep, sleep, beauty bright, Dreaming in the joys of night; Sleep,…
344. Summer Night by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sep 24, 2008 • 1 min
A Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Summer Night by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white; Nor waves the…
343. Good-bye by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sep 22, 2008 • 2 min
RW Emerson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Good-bye by Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803 – 1882) Good-bye, proud world! I’m going home: Thou art not my friend,…
342. A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sep 21, 2008 • 2 min
HW Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an…
341. Past and Present by Thomas Hood
Sep 19, 2008 • 1 min
T Hood read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Past and Present by Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845) I remember, I remember The house where I was born, The little window…
340. After Rain by Edward Thomas
Sep 18, 2008 • 1 min
E Thomas read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- After Rain by Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917) The rain of a night and a day and a night Stops at the light Of this pale…
339. The Human Seasons by John Keats
Sep 15, 2008 • 1 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Human Seasons by John Keats (1795 – 1821) Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in…
338. When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d by Walt Whitman
Sep 12, 2008 • 21 min
W Whitman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) This reading lasts some…
337. Somewhere or other by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Sep 10, 2008 • 1 min
CG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Somewhere or other by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) Somewhere or other there must surely be The face…
336. The World by Henry Vaughan
Sep 9, 2008 • 3 min
H Vaughan read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The World by Henry Vaughan (1621 – 1895) I saw Eternity the other night, Like a great ring of pure and endless…
335. What is Life? by John Clare
Sep 6, 2008 • 1 min
J Clare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- What is Life? by John Clare (1793 – 1864) And what is Life? An hour-glass on the run, A mist retreating from the morning…
334. The Harlot’s House by Oscar Wilde
Sep 5, 2008 • 2 min
O Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Harlot’s House by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) We caught the tread of dancing feet, We loitered down the moonlit…
333. To Celia by Ben Johnson
Sep 2, 2008 • 1 min
B Johnson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- To Celia by Ben Johnson (1572 – 1637) Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but…
332. Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Aug 31, 2008 • 1 min
EW Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For the sad…
331. Binsey Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Aug 30, 2008 • 2 min
GM Hopkins read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Binsey Poplars felled 1879 by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) My aspens dear, whose airy cages quelled,…
330. On first looking into Chapman’s Homer by John Keats
Aug 29, 2008 • 1 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- On first looking into Chapman’s Homer by John Keats (1795 – 1821) Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold, And…
329. Where a Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg by Mary Coleridge
Aug 28, 2008 • 1 min
M Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Where a Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg by Mary E. Coleridge (1861 – 1907) On alien ground, breathing an…
328. The Sentimentalist by James Elroy Flecker
Aug 27, 2008 • 1 min
JE Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Sentimentalist by James Elroy Flecker (1884 – 1915) There lies a photograph of you Deep in a box of broken…
327. Oxford by Gerald Gould
Aug 26, 2008 • 1 min
G Gould read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Oxford by Gerald Gould (1885 – 1936) I came to Oxford in the light Of a spring-coloured afternoon; Some clouds were…
326. When Dearest I but think of Thee by Sir John Suckling
Aug 25, 2008 • 1 min
Sir John Suckling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- When, Dearest, I but think of Thee by Sir John Suckling (1609 – 1642) When, dearest, I but think of thee,…
325. The Dying Christian to his Soul by Alexander Pope
Aug 24, 2008 • 1 min
A Pope read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Dying Christian to his Soul by Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) Vital spark of heav’nly flame! Quit, O quit this mortal…
324. Mine Host by John McCrae
Aug 22, 2008 • 1 min
J McCrae read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Mine Host by John McCrae (1872 – 1918) There stands a hostel by a travelled way; Life is the road and Death the…
322. Memory by William Browne
Aug 20, 2008 • 1 min
W Browne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Memory by William Browne (1588 – 1643) So shuts the marigold her leaves At the departure of the sun; So from the…
321. Quantum Mutata by Oscar Wilde
Aug 19, 2008 • 1 min
O Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Quantum Mutata by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) There was a time in Europe long ago When no man died for freedom anywhere,…
320. Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
Aug 18, 2008 • 1 min
E Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) Because I could not stop for Death, He…
319. Desideria by William Wordsworth
Aug 17, 2008 • 1 min
W Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Desideria by William Wordsworth (1780 – 1850) Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind I turned to share the…
318. Discipline by George Herbert
Aug 16, 2008 • 1 min
G Herbert read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Discipline by George Herbert (1593 – 1632) Throw away Thy rod, Throw away Thy wrath; O my God, Take the gentle path!…
317. Aloof by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Aug 15, 2008 • 1 min
CG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Aloof by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) The irresponsive silence of the land, The irresponsive sounding…
316. Meeting at Night & Parting at Morning by Robert Browning
Aug 13, 2008 • 1 min
R Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Meeting at Night by Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) The grey sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon…
315. Sonnet 10 by William Shakespeare
Aug 13, 2008 • 1 min
W Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sonnet 10 by William Shakespeare(1564 – 1616) Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now: Now, while the world is…
314. Silence by Thomas Hood
Aug 12, 2008 • 1 min
T Hood read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Silence by Thomas Hood (1798 – 1845) There is a silence where hath been no sound, There is a silence where no sound may…
313. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe
Aug 11, 2008 • 1 min
C Marlowe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe (1564 – 1593) Come live with me and be my Love, And we…
312. Night by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Aug 10, 2008 • 1 min
PB Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Night by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) Swiftly walk o’er the western wave, Spirit of Night! Out of the misty…
311. Night by William Blake
Aug 9, 2008 • 2 min
W Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Night by William Blake (1757 – 1827) The sun descending in the west, The evening star does shine; The birds are silent…
310. Ubique by Joshua Sylvester
Aug 8, 2008 • 1 min
J Sylvester read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Ubique by Joshua Sylvester (1561 – 1618) Were I as base as is the lowly plain, And you, my Love, as high as heaven…
309. From To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Aug 4, 2008 • 1 min
PB Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- from To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert—…
308. The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Aug 2, 2008 • 8 min
Lord Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) 1842 edition Part I. On either side the river lie…
307. Eventide by John McCrae
Aug 1, 2008 • 1 min
J McCrae read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Eventide by John McCrae (1872 – 1918) The day is past and the toilers cease; The land grows dim ‘mid the shadows…
306. The Drum by John Scott
Jul 31, 2008 • 1 min
J Scott read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Drum by John Scott (1731 – 1783) I hate that drum’s discordant sound, Parading round, and round, and round: To…
305. The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
Jul 30, 2008 • 1 min
E Lear read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (1812 – 1888) The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea green…
304. Parable of the Old Men and the Young by Wilfred Owen
Jul 29, 2008 • 1 min
W Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Parable of the Old Men and the Young by Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went, And…
303. Love’s Emblems by John Fletcher
Jul 28, 2008 • 1 min
J Fletcher read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Love’s Emblems by John Fletcher (1579 – 1625) Now the lusty spring is seen; Golden yellow, gaudy blue, Daintily…
302. Her Voice by Oscar Wilde
Jul 27, 2008 • 2 min
O Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Her Voice by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) The wild bee reels from bough to bough With his furry coat and his gauzy…
301. Pater Filio by Robert Bridges
Jul 26, 2008 • 1 min
R Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Pater Filio by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930) Sense with keenest edge unused, Yet unsteel’d by scathing fire; Lovely…
300. Gratiana Dancing by Richard Lovelace
Jul 25, 2008 • 0 min
R Lovelace read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Gratiana Dancing by Richard Lovelace (1618 – 1658) She beat the happy pavement— By such a star made firmament,…
299. Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
Jul 24, 2008 • 2 min
T Arnold read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888) The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon…
298. The Lover’s Resolution by George Wither
Jul 23, 2008 • 1 min
G Wither read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Lover’s Resolution by George Wither by George Wither (1588-1667) Shall I, wasting in despair, Die because a woman…
297. Time of Roses by Thomas Hood
Jul 22, 2008 • 0 min
T Hood read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Time of Roses by Thomas Hood (1798 – 1845) It was not in the Winter Our loving lot was cast; It was the time of roses—…
296. Scorn not the Sonnet by William Wordsworth
Jul 21, 2008 • 1 min
W Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Scorn not the Sonnet by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) Scorn not the Sonnet; Critic, you have frowned, Mindless…
295. London by William Blake
Jul 20, 2008 • 1 min
W Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- London by William Blake (1757 – 1827) I wander thro’ each charter’d street, Near where the charter’d Thames does…
294. San Miniato by Oscar Wilde
Jul 19, 2008 • 1 min
O Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- San Miniato by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) See, I have climbed the mountain side Up to this holy house of God, Where…
293. The Child by Sara Coleridge
Jul 18, 2008 • 1 min
S Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Child by Sara Coleridge (1802 – 1850) See yon blithe child that dances in our sight! Can gloomy shadows fall…
292. Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
Jul 17, 2008 • 1 min
W Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the…
291. A Garden: Written after the Civil Wars by Andrew Marvell
Jul 16, 2008 • 1 min
A Marvell read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- A Garden: Written after the Civil Wars by Andrew Marvell (1621 – 1678) See how the flowers, as at parade, Under…
290. The Toys by Coventry Patmore
Jul 15, 2008 • 2 min
C Patmore read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Toys by Coventry Patmore (1823 – 1896) My little Son, who look’d from thoughtful eyes And moved and spoke in…
289. from the Daughter of Herodias by Arthur O’Shaughnessy
Jul 14, 2008 • 1 min
A. O’Shaughnessy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- from the Daughter of Herodias by Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1844 – 1881) Her long black hair danced round her like…
288. Sonnet 130 My Mistress’ Eyes by William Shakespeare
Jul 13, 2008 • 1 min
W Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sonnet 130 My Mistress’ Eyes by William Shakespeare My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far…
287. The Day is Done by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Jul 12, 2008 • 2 min
HW Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Day is Done by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) The day is done, and the darkness Falls from the…
286. All for Love by Lord Byron
Jul 11, 2008 • 1 min
Lord Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- All for Love by Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) O talk not to me of a name great in story; The days of our youth are the…
285. Song from Abdelazar by Aphra Behn
Jul 10, 2008 • 1 min
A Behn read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Song from Abdelazar by Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689) To celebrate the birthday of Aphra Behn on this day - 10 July - in…
284. The Hill by Rupert Brooke
Jul 9, 2008 • 1 min
R Brooke read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Hill by Rupert Brooke (1887 – 1915) Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the…
283. The Indian Serenade by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Jul 8, 2008 • 1 min
PB Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Indian Serenade by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) Read in memory of Percy Bysshe Shelley, who died of…
282. She was a Phantom of Delight by William Wordsworth
Jul 7, 2008 • 1 min
W Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- She was a Phantom of Delight by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) She was a Phantom of delight When first she…
281. Adelstrop by Edward Thomas
Jul 6, 2008 • 1 min
E Thomas read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Adelstrop by Edward Thomas ((1878 – 1917) Yes. I remember Adlestrop — The name, because one afternoon Of heat the…
280. Sonnet 57 Being your Slave by William Shakespeare
Jul 5, 2008 • 1 min
W Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sonnet 57 Being your Slave by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Being your slave, what should I do but tend Upon…
279. Dost see how unregarded now by Sir John Suckling
Jul 4, 2008 • 1 min
Sir J Suckling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Dost see how unregarded now by Sir John Suckling (1609 – 1642) read to mark the death of Sir John Suckling on…
278. Break Break Break by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Jul 3, 2008 • 1 min
A Lord Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Break, Break, Break by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Break, break, break, On thy cold gray stones, O…
277. To Night by Joseph Blanco White
Jul 2, 2008 • 1 min
JB White read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To Night by Joseph Blanco White (1775 – 1841) Mysterious Night! when our first parent knew Thee from report divine,…
276. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
Jul 1, 2008 • 1 min
L Carroll read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) ’T was brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All…
275. If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Jun 30, 2008 • 1 min
EB Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) Sonnets from the Portuguese iv If thou must…
274. The Daffodils by William Wordsworth
Jun 29, 2008 • 1 min
W Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Daffodils by William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) I wander’d lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and…
273. My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is by Sir Edward Dyer
Jun 28, 2008 • 2 min
Sir E Dyer read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- My Mind to Me a Kingdom by Sir Edward Dyer (d. 1607) My mind to me a kingdom is; Such present joys therein I find,…
272. Eros Turannos by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Jun 27, 2008 • 2 min
EA Robinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Eros Turannos by Edwin Arlington Robinson(1869 – 1935) She fears him, and will always ask What fated her to choose…
271. When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be by John Keats
Jun 26, 2008 • 1 min
J Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be by John Keats (1795 - 1821) When I have fears that I may cease to be…
270. To Althea from Prison by Richard Lovelace
Jun 25, 2008 • 1 min
R Lovelace read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To Althea from Prison by Richard Lovelace (1618 – 1657) When Love with unconfined wings Hovers within my gates, And…
269. Summer by John Clare
Jun 24, 2008 • 1 min
J Clare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Summer by John Clare(1793 – 1864) Come we to the summer, to the summer we will come, For the woods are full of…
268. After Great Pain by Emily Dickinson
Jun 23, 2008 • 1 min
E Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- After Great Pain by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) After great pain, a formal feeling comes – The Nerves sit…
267. I Look Into My Glass by Thomas Hardy
Jun 22, 2008 • 0 min
T Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- I Look Into My Glass by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) I look into my glass, And view my wasting skin, And say, “Would God…
266. from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward FitzGerald
Jun 21, 2008 • 2 min
E FitzGerald read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by by Edward FitzGerald (1809 – 1883) I Awake! for Morning in the…
265. The Last Rose of Summer by Thomas Moore
Jun 20, 2008 • 1 min
T Moore read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Last Rose of Summer by Thomas Moore(1779 – 1852) ’Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely…
264. Abou ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt
Jun 19, 2008 • 1 min
Hunt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Abou ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859) Abou ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep…
263. The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Jun 18, 2008 • 1 min
Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the…
262. Opportunity by Edward Rowland Sill
Jun 17, 2008 • 1 min
Sill read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Opportunity by Edward Rowland Sill(1841 – 1887) This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:- There spread a cloud of dust…
261. Love’s Grave by George Meredith
Jun 15, 2008 • 1 min
Meredith read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Love’s Grave by George Meredith (1828 – 1909) Mark where the pressing wind shoots javelin-like, Its skeleton shadow…
260. To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
Jun 14, 2008 • 1 min
Bradstreet read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672) If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man…
259. Now When the Number of My Years by Robert Louis Stevenson
Jun 14, 2008 • 1 min
Stevenson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Now When the Number of My Years by Robert Louis Stevenson(1850 – 1894) Now when the number of my years Is all…
258. To The Men Of England by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Jun 13, 2008 • 1 min
Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To The Men Of England by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) Men of England, wherefore plough For the lords who lay ye…
257. To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker
Jun 12, 2008 • 1 min
Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker I who am dead a thousand years, And wrote this sweet…
256. Nature That Washed Her Hands in Milk by Sir Walter Raleigh
Jun 11, 2008 • 2 min
Raleigh read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Nature That Washed Her Hands in Milk by Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 – 1618) Nature, that washed her hands in milk, And…
255.We Will Speak Out by James Russell Lowell
Jun 10, 2008 • 0 min
Lowell read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- We Will Speak Out by James Russell Lowell(1819 – 1891) We will speak out, we will be heard, Though all earth’s system’s…
254. Grenadier by AE Housman
Jun 9, 2008 • 1 min
Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Grenadier by AE Housman(1859 – 1936) The Queen she sent to look for me, The sergeant he did say, `Young man, a soldier…
253. The Sunne Rising by John Donne
Jun 8, 2008 • 2 min
Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Sunne Rising by John Donne (1572 - 1631) Busie old foole, unruly Sunne, Why dost thou thus, Through…
252. Love of Country by Sir Walter Scott
Jun 7, 2008 • 1 min
W Scott read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Love of Country by Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath…
251. Chanson d’Automne by Paul Verlaine
Jun 6, 2008 • 2 min
Verlaine read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Chanson d’Automne by Paul Verlaine In French Les sanglots longs Des violons De l’automne Blessent mon cœur D’une…
250. When we two parted by Lord Byron
Jun 5, 2008 • 1 min
Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud:http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- When We Two Parted by Lord Byron When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted To sever for…
249. I Wake and Feel The Fell Of Dark Not Day by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Jun 4, 2008 • 1 min
GM Hopkins read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- I Wake and Feel The Fell Of Dark, Not Day by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) I wake and feel the fell of dark,…
248. The Wind on the Downs by Marian Allen
Jun 3, 2008 • 1 min
M Allen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Wind on the Downs by Marian Allen I like to think of you as brown and tall,As strong and living as you used to…
247. One Way of Love by Robert Browning
Jun 2, 2008 • 1 min
R. Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- One Way of Love by Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) All June I bound the rose in sheaves. Now, rose by rose, I strip…
246. Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Jun 1, 2008 • 2 min
Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags,…
245. Snake by DH Lawrence
May 31, 2008 • 5 min
Lawrence read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Snake by DH Lawrence (1885 – 1930) A snake came to my water-trough On a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat,…
244. May by Christina Rossetti
May 30, 2008 • 0 min
Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- May by Christina Georgina Rossetti(1830 – 1894) I cannot tell you how it was; But this I know: it came to pass Upon a…
243. Matin Song by Thomas Heywood
May 29, 2008 • 1 min
Heywood read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Matin Song by Thomas Heywood(1575? – 1650) Pack, clouds, away! and welcome, day! With night we banish sorrow. Sweet…
242. A Quoi Bon Dire by Charlotte Mew
May 28, 2008 • 0 min
Charlotte Mew read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- A Quoi Bon Dire by Charlotte Mew(1869 – 1928) Seventeen years ago you said Something that sounded like Good-bye;…
241. Song by Christina Georgina Rossetti
May 27, 2008 • 0 min
CG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Song by Christina Georgina Rossetti(1830 – 1894) When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou…
240. The Latest Decalogue by Arthur Hugh Clough
May 26, 2008 • 1 min
The Latest Decalogue by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) Thou shalt have one God only; who Would be at the expense of two? No graven images may be Worshipped, except the currency: Swear not at all; for, for thy curse Thine enemy is none the worse: At church…
The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
May 23, 2008 • 0 min
The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow(1807 –…
Why So Pale and Wan? by Sir John Suckling
May 22, 2008 • 0 min
Suckling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Why So Pale and Wan? by Sir John Suckling (1609 – 1642) Why so pale and wan, fond lover? Prithee, why so pale? Will,…
The One White Hair by Walter Savage Landor
May 21, 2008 • 1 min
Landor read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The One White Hair by Walter Savage Landor (1775 – 1864) The wisest of the wise Listen to pretty lies And love to…
To Toussaint L’Ouverture by William Wordsworth
May 19, 2008 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To Toussaint L’Ouverture by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) Toussaint, the most unhappy man of men! Whether the…
I am Lonely by George Eliot
May 19, 2008 • 1 min
George Eliot read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- I am Lonely by George Eliot (1819 – 1880) The world is great: the birds all fly from me, The stars are golden…
From the vault: The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins
May 16, 2008 • 1 min
Hopkins read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Windhover To Christ our Lord by Gerard Manley Hopkins I caught this morning morning’s minion, king- dom…
Recessional by Rudyard Kipling
May 16, 2008 • 1 min
Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Recessional by Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) God of our fathers, known of old – Lord of our far-flung battle-line –…
Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick
May 15, 2008 • 0 min
Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) A sweet disorder in the dress Kindles in clothes a wantonness:– A…
Poetry of Spring in Occasional Miscellany 7 - Marking One Year of Classic Poetry Aloud
May 14, 2008 • 7 min
CG Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Who Has Seen the Wind? by Christina G. Rossetti (1830 – 1894) Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you; But when…
Tears Idle Tears by Alfred Lord Tennyson
May 13, 2008 • 1 min
Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Songs from “The Princess.” IV. Tears, Idle Tears by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Tears, idle tears, I know not…
If by Rudyard Kipling redux
May 12, 2008 • 2 min
Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. This reading is part of Classic Poetry Aloud’s celebration of one year of poetry podcasting (that’s over 200 readings!). Donations to…
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge redux
May 11, 2008 • 3 min
Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. This reading is part of Classic Poetry Aloud’s celebration of one year of poetry podcasting (that’s over 200 readings!). Donations to…
Death by John Donne
May 10, 2008 • 1 min
Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. This reading is part of Classic Poetry Aloud’s celebration of one year of poetry podcasting (that’s over 200 readings!). Donations to…
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman redux
May 9, 2008 • 2 min
Whitman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. This reading is part of Classic Poetry Aloud’s celebration of one year of poetry podcasting (that’s over 200 readings!). Donations to support…
How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning redux
May 8, 2008 • 3 min
Elizabeth Barrett Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. This reading is part of Classic Poetry Aloud’s celebration of one year of poetry podcasting (that’s over 200 readings!).…
Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats redux
May 8, 2008 • 4 min
Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of Silence and slow…
Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley and an Introduction to Classic Poetry Aloud Week
May 7, 2008 • 3 min
Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Ozymandias of Egypt Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) I met a traveller from an antique land Who said:—Two vast and…
The Grass so little has to do by Emily Dickinson
May 7, 2008 • 1 min
Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Grass so little has to do by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) The Grass so little has to do – A Sphere of simple…
Solitude by Harold Munro
May 5, 2008 • 1 min
Munro read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Solitude by Harold Munro (1879 – 1932) When you have tidied all things for the night, And while your thoughts are fading…
Envoy by Francis Thompson
May 5, 2008 • 0 min
Thompson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Envoy by Francis Thompson Go, songs, for ended is our brief, sweet play; Go, children of swift joy and tardy sorrow:…
The World is too Much With Us by William Wordsworth
May 4, 2008 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The World is too Much With Us by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) The world is too much with us; late and soon,…
To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
May 4, 2008 • 2 min
Marvell read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Has we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime We would…
The Call by Charlotte Mew
May 3, 2008 • 1 min
Mew read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Call by Charlotte Mew (1869 – 1928) From our low seat beside the fire Where we have dozed and dreamed and watched the…
Piano by DH Lawrence
May 1, 2008 • 1 min
Lawrence read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Piano by DH Lawrence (1885 – 1930) Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me; Taking me back down the vista of…
Loveliest of Trees by AE Housman
Apr 30, 2008 • 0 min
Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Loveliest of Trees by AE Housman (1859 – 1936) Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough,…
The Dalliance Of The Eagles by Walt Whitman
Apr 29, 2008 • 1 min
Whitman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Dalliance Of The Eagles by Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Skirting the river road, (my forenoon walk, my rest,)…
The Moon by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Apr 29, 2008 • 0 min
Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Moon by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) I And, like a dying lady lean and pale, Who totters forth, wrapp’d in a…
The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Apr 28, 2008 • 1 min
Emerson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) On Being Asked Whence Is the Flower In May, when sea-winds pierced…
Milton! by William Wordsworth
Apr 26, 2008 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- London, 1802, Sonnet CCXIII by William Wordsworth Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour: England…
Opportunity by James Elroy Flecker
Apr 25, 2008 • 1 min
Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Opportunity by James Elroy Flecker (1884 – 1915) From Machiavelli “But who art thou, with curious beauty graced, O…
His Books by Robert Southey
Apr 25, 2008 • 1 min
Southey read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- His Books by Robert Southey (1774 – 1843) My days among the Dead are past; Around me I behold, Where’er these casual…
The Way Through The Woods by Rudyard Kipling
Apr 23, 2008 • 1 min
Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Way Through The Woods by Rudyard Kipling They shut the road through the woods Seventy years ago. Weather and rain…
The Seven Ages of Man (All the World’s a Stage) by William Shakespeare
Apr 22, 2008 • 1 min
Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Seven Ages of Man from As You Like It by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) All the world’s a stage, And all…
Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare
Apr 21, 2008 • 1 min
Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes I all alone beweep my…
Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day by William Shakespeare
Apr 21, 2008 • 1 min
Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate:…
Mark Anthony’s Funeral Speech from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Apr 19, 2008 • 6 min
Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Mark Anthony’s Funeral Speech from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Friends, Romans, countrymen,…
Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Apr 19, 2008 • 0 min
Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love…
Introduction to Shakespeare Week
Apr 18, 2008 • 3 min
Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- On Quoting Shakespeare by Bernard Levin (1928 – 2004) If you cannot understand my argument, and declare “It’s…
The Retreat by Henry Vaughan
Apr 17, 2008 • 1 min
Vaughan read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Retreat by Henry Vaughan (1621 – 1695) Happy those early days, when I Shin’d in my Angel-infancy! Before I…
An Epitaph by Andrew Marvell
Apr 16, 2008 • 1 min
Marvell read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- An Epitaph by Andrew Marvell (1621 – 1678) Enough; and leave the rest to Fame! ‘Tis to commend her, but to name.…
Immortality by Matthew Arnold
Apr 15, 2008 • 1 min
Arnold read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Immortality by Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888) (Mathew Arnold died on this day – 15 April – in 1888.) Foil’d by our…
Claire de Lune by Paul Verlaine
Apr 14, 2008 • 2 min
Verlaine read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Claire de Lune by Paul Verlaine (1844 – 1896) Votre âme est un paysage choisi Que vont charmant masques et…
How Sweet it is to Love by John Dryden
Apr 12, 2008 • 1 min
Dryden read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- How Sweet it is to Love by John Dryden (1631 – 1700) (John Dryden became Poet Laureate on this day – 13 April – in…
from the vault: To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
Apr 12, 2008 • 2 min
(first aired July 2007) Marvell read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Has we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady,…
His Winding Sheet by Robert Herrick
Apr 10, 2008 • 2 min
Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- His Winding Sheet by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Come thou, who are the wine and wit Of all I’ve writ: The grace, the…
Gravis Dulcis Immutabilis by James Elroy Flecker
Apr 10, 2008 • 1 min
Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Gravis Dulcis Immutabilis by James Elroy Flecker (1884 – 1915) Come, let me kiss your wistful face Where Sorrow curves…
Love by George Herbert
Apr 9, 2008 • 1 min
Herbert read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Love by George Herbert (1593 – 1632) Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But…
The Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh
Apr 8, 2008 • 1 min
Raleigh read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 – 1618) Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon,…
Evening on Calais Beach by William Wordsworth
Apr 7, 2008 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Evening on Calais Beach by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time…
from the vault: Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats
Apr 5, 2008 • 3 min
First aired June 28, 2007 Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness, Thou…
Nightingales by Robert Bridges
Apr 4, 2008 • 1 min
Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Nightingales by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930) Beautiful must be the mountains whence ye come, And bright in the…
Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Apr 4, 2008 • 1 min
Hopkins read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) Nothing is so beautiful as spring— When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and…
Upon Some Distemper of Body by Anne Bradstreet
Apr 2, 2008 • 1 min
Bradstreet read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Upon Some Distemper of Body by Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672) In anguish of my heart replete with woes, And wasting…
The Send-off by Wilfred Owen
Apr 2, 2008 • 1 min
Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Send-off by Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) Down the close, darkening lanes they sang their way To the siding-shed, And…
Home Thoughts from Abroad by Robert Browning
Apr 1, 2008 • 1 min
Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Home Thoughts, from Abroad by Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) O, to be in England Now that April ‘s there, And whoever…
To Daffodils by Robert Herrick
Mar 31, 2008 • 0 min
Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To Daffodils by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Fair daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon; As yet the…
From the vault: The Quiet Life by Alexander Pope
Mar 29, 2008 • 1 min
This poem was first broadcast on 31 May 2007, and is part of a new series of ‘From the Vault’, which focuses on poetry ‘lost in the archives’. Pope read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry.…
We Are the Music Makers by Arthur O’Shaughnessy
Mar 28, 2008 • 1 min
O’Shaughnessy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Ode ‘We Are the Music Makers’ by Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1844 – 1881) We are the music-makers, And we are the…
Sleep by Sir Philip Sidney
Mar 28, 2008 • 1 min
Sidney read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sleep by Sir Philip Sidney (1554 – 1586) Come, Sleep; O Sleep! the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the…
The Oak by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Mar 27, 2008 • 0 min
Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Oak by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Live thy Life, Young and old, Like yon oak, Bright in spring, Living…
Written in March by William Wordsworth
Mar 26, 2008 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Written in March by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) The Cock is crowing, The stream is flowing, The small birds…
Broken Friendship by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Mar 25, 2008 • 0 min
Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Broken Friendship by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) Alas! they had been friends in youth, But whispering…
Easter Week by Charles Kingsley
Mar 22, 2008 • 1 min
Kingsley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Easter Week by Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875) See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so…
The Old Ships by James Elroy Flecker
Mar 21, 2008 • 2 min
Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Old Ships by James Elroy Flecker (1884 - 1915) I have seen old ships like swans asleep Beyond the village which…
The World’s Favourite Poem
Mar 20, 2008 • 8 min
Classic Poetry Aloud Reveals the World’s Favourite Poems To see the world’s 10 most popular poems, visit: http://classicpoetryaloud.wordpress.com/worlds-most-popular-poems/
Snow in the Suburbs by Thomas Hardy
Mar 20, 2008 • 1 min
Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Snow in the Suburbs by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) Every branch big with it, Bent every twig with it; Every fork like a…
To Music to Becalm his Fever by Robert Herrick
Mar 18, 2008 • 1 min
Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To Music to Becalm his Fever by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Charm me asleep, and melt me so With thy delicious…
Jerusalem by William Blake
Mar 18, 2008 • 1 min
Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- ‘Jerusalem’ from ‘Milton’ by William Blake (1757 – 1827) And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s…
Because I Liked you Better by AE Housman
Mar 17, 2008 • 1 min
Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Because I liked you better by A. E. Housman (1859 – 1936) Because I liked you better Than suits a man to say, It irked…
The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling
Mar 14, 2008 • 3 min
The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And…
October by Edward Thomas
Mar 14, 2008 • 1 min
Edward Thomas read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- October by Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917) The green elm with the one great bough of gold Lets leaves into the grass…
A Contemplation Upon Flowers by Henry King
Mar 13, 2008 • 1 min
King read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- A Contemplation upon Flowers by Henry King, Bishop of Chichester (1592 – 1669) Brave flowers—that I could gallant it like…
Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser
Mar 11, 2008 • 1 min
Spenser read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599) One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it…
Darkness by Lord Byron
Mar 11, 2008 • 5 min
Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Darkness by George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) I had a dream, which was not all a dream, The bright sun was…
For Those Who Fail by Joaquin Miller
Mar 10, 2008 • 0 min
For Those Who Fail by Joaquin Miller (1841? – 1913) “All honor to him who shall win the prize,” The world has cried for a thousand years; But to him who tries and who fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears. O great is the hero who wins a…
Genius Loci by Margaret Woods
Mar 7, 2008 • 1 min
Woods read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Genius Loci by Margaret Woods Peace, Shepherd, peace! What boots it singing on? Since long ago grace-giving Phoebus…
He Lived a Life by H Fifer
Mar 7, 2008 • 1 min
Fifer read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- He Lived a Life by H Fifer What was his creed? I do not know his creed; I only know That here below, he walked the…
Sonnets from the Portuguese V When our two souls by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Mar 6, 2008 • 1 min
EB Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sonnets from the Portuguese V by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) When our two souls stand up erect and…
The Lover’s Appeal by Thomas Wyatt
Mar 5, 2008 • 1 min
Wyatt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Lover’s Appeal by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) And wilt thou leave me thus! Say nay! say nay! for shame! To save…
Nature and Art by Alexander Pope
Mar 4, 2008 • 1 min
Pope read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Nature and Art from An Essay on Criticism: Part 1 by Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) First follow Nature, and your judgment…
Waikiki by Rupert Brooke
Mar 3, 2008 • 1 min
Brooke read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Waikiki by Rupert Brooke (1887 – 1915) Warm perfumes like a breath from vine and tree Drift down the darkness.…
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Feb 29, 2008 • 8 min
Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a…
Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam by Ernest Dowson
Feb 29, 2008 • 0 min
Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam (The brief sum of life forbids us the hope of enduring long - Horace) by Ernest Dowson (1867 – 1900) They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion…
Two Poems by John Wilmot
Feb 28, 2008 • 1 min
Wilmot read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To My More Than Meritorious Wife by John Wilmot 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647 – 1680) I am, by fate, slave to your will…
The Timber by Henry Vaughan
Feb 27, 2008 • 1 min
Vaughan read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Timber by Henry Vaughan (1621 – 1695) Sure thou didst flourish once! and many springs, Many bright mornings, much…
Libertatis Sacra Fames by Oscar Wilde
Feb 26, 2008 • 1 min
Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Libertatis Sacra Fames by Oscar Wilde(1854 – 1900) Albeit nurtured in democracy, And liking best that state republican…
The Lost Mistress by Robert Browning
Feb 25, 2008 • 1 min
Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Lost Mistress by Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) All ‘s over, then: does truth sound bitter As one at first…
from Village Life - As It Is by George Crabbe
Feb 23, 2008 • 3 min
Crabbe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- from Village Life - As It Is by George Crabbe (1754 – 1832) I grant indeed that fields and flocks have charms For him…
The Reaper by William Wordsworth
Feb 22, 2008 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Reaper by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! Reaping…
To Anthea who may command him Anything by Robert Herrick
Feb 20, 2008 • 1 min
Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- To Anthea, who may command him Anything by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Bid me to live, and I will live Thy Protestant…
Unfolded Out of the Folds by Walt Whitman
Feb 20, 2008 • 1 min
Whitman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Unfolded Out of the Folds by Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Unfolded out of the folds of the woman, man comes unfolded,…
Unsolved by John McCrae
Feb 19, 2008 • 1 min
McCrae read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Unsolved by John McCrae (1872 – 1918) Amid my books I lived the hurrying years, Disdaining kinship with my fellow man;…
I am as I am by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Feb 18, 2008 • 2 min
Wyatt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- I am as I am by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) I am as I am and so will I be But how that I am none knoweth truly, Be it…
from The Ballard of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
Feb 16, 2008 • 3 min
Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- from The Ballard of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) He did not wear his scarlet coat, For blood and wine are…
I have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger
Feb 15, 2008 • 1 min
Seeger read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- I have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger (1888 – 1916) I have a rendezvous with Death At some disputed barricade,…
Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Feb 14, 2008 • 1 min
Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) I have been here before, But when or how I cannot tell: I know…
Reunited by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Feb 13, 2008 • 1 min
Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Reunited by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855 – 1919) Let us begin, dear love, where we left off; Tie up the broken threads of…
My True Love Hath My Heart And I Have His by Sir Philip Sidney
Feb 12, 2008 • 1 min
Sidney read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- My True Love Hath My Heart And I Have His by Sir Philip Sidney (1554 – 1586) My true-love hath my heart, and I have…
Surrender by Emily Dickinson
Feb 11, 2008 • 0 min
Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Surrender by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) Doubt me, my dim companion! Why, God would be content With but a fraction…
The Fair Singer by Andrew Marvell
Feb 9, 2008 • 1 min
Marvell read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Fair Singer by Andrew Marvell (1621 – 1678) To make a final conquest of all me, Love did compose so sweet an…
Revelation by Sir Edmund Gosse
Feb 9, 2008 • 1 min
Gosse read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Revelation by Sir Edmund Gosse (1849–1928) Into the silver night She brought with her pale hand The topaz…
Absence by Robert Bridges
Feb 8, 2008 • 1 min
Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Absence by Robert Bridges (1844–1930) When my love was away, Full three days were not sped, I caught my fancy astray…
Occasional Miscellany 5: Love Poetry
Feb 7, 2008 • 4 min
Love Poetry read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Poetry in the lead up to Valentine’s Day will include: 8th February: New love – Absence by Robert Bridges 9th…
Go From Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Feb 6, 2008 • 1 min
browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Go From Me, Sonnets from the Portuguese iii by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) Go from me. Yet I feel that I…
The Loveliness of Love by George Darley
Feb 5, 2008 • 2 min
Darley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Loveliness of Love by George Darley (1795–1846) It is not Beauty I demand, A crystal brow, the moon’s despair, Nor…
The Character of a Happy Life by Sir Henry Wooton
Feb 4, 2008 • 1 min
Wooton read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Character of a Happy Life by Sir Henry Wooton (1568 – 1639) How happy is he born and taught That serveth not…
Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen
Feb 3, 2008 • 3 min
Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) It seemed that out of the battle I escaped Down some profound dull tunnel,…
The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
Feb 2, 2008 • 1 min
Brooke read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Soldier by Rupert Brooke (1887 – 1915) If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a…
The Cell by John Thelwall
Jan 31, 2008 • 1 min
Thelwall read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Cell by John Thelwall (1764 – 1834) Within the Dungeon’s noxious gloom The Patriot still, with dauntless breast,…
Show me the Way by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Jan 31, 2008 • 1 min
Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Show me the Way by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Show me the way that leads to the true life. I do not care what tempests may…
Peace by Henry Vaughan
Jan 30, 2008 • 1 min
Vaughan read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Peace by Henry Vaughan. (1621 – 1695) My soul, there is a country Far beyond the stars, Where stands a wingèd sentry…
The Poplar Field by William Cowper
Jan 29, 2008 • 1 min
Cowper read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Poplar Field by William Cowper (1731 – 1800) The poplars are fell’d! farewell to the shade And the whispering sound…
Sonnet 30: My Love is Like to Ice by Edmund Spenser
Jan 28, 2008 • 1 min
Spenser read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Sonnet 30 by Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599) My love is like to ice, and I to fire: How comes it then that this her cold…
The Choice by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Jan 26, 2008 • 1 min
Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Choice by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) Think thou and act; to-morrow thou shalt die. Outstretch’d in the…
The Tide Rises The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Jan 25, 2008 • 1 min
Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) The tide rises, the tide falls, The…
Spleen by Ernest Dowson
Jan 24, 2008 • 1 min
Dowson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Spleen by Ernest Dowson (1867 – 1900) I was not sorrowful, I could not weep, And all my memories were put to sleep. I…
Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Jan 23, 2008 • 0 min
Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the…
Blow Bugle Blow by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Jan 22, 2008 • 1 min
Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Blow, Bugle, Blow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) The splendour falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in…
The Garden of Love by William Blake
Jan 21, 2008 • 0 min
Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Garden of Love by William Blake (1757 – 1827) I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen; A…
The Voice by Thomas Hardy
Jan 19, 2008 • 1 min
Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Voice by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) Woman much missed, how you call to me, call to me, Saying that now you are…
Platonic Love by Abraham Cowley
Jan 18, 2008 • 1 min
Cowley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Platonic Love by Abraham Cowley (1618 – 1667) Indeed I must confess, When souls mix ‘tis an happiness, But not…
Give Me Leave to Rail at You by John Wilmot
Jan 17, 2008 • 1 min
Wilmot read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Give Me Leave to Rail at You by John Wilmot (1647 – 1680) Give me leave to rail at you, - I ask nothing but my due: To…
Ozymandias by Horace Smith
Jan 16, 2008 • 1 min
Horace Smith read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Ozymandias by Horace Smith (1779-1849) In Egypt’s sandy silence, all alone, Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off…
When I was One-and-Twenty by A E Housman
Jan 15, 2008 • 1 min
A. E. Housman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ————————————————————————- When I was one-and-twenty by A. E. Housman (1859 – 1936) When I was one-and-twenty I heard a wise man say,…
Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Jan 14, 2008 • 1 min
William Ernest Henley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ————————————————————————- Invictus by William Ernest Henley (1849 – 1903) Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from…
Count That Day Lost by George Eliot
Jan 12, 2008 • 1 min
George Eliot read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ———————————————————————— Count That Day Lost by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (1819 – 1880) If you sit down at set of sun And count the…
Sonnet on the Sea by John Keats
Jan 11, 2008 • 1 min
Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ————————————————————————- Sonnet on the Sea by John Keats (1795 – 1821) It keeps eternal whisperings around Desolate shores, and with its mighty…
The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jan 10, 2008 • 2 min
Emerson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields,…
Forget Not Yet by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Jan 9, 2008 • 1 min
Wyatt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Forget Not Yet by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) The Lover Beseecheth his Mistress not to Forget his Steadfast Faith…
The Means to attain Happy Life by Henry Howard Earl of Surrey
Jan 8, 2008 • 1 min
Howard read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Means to attain Happy Life by Henry Howard (1516 – 1547) Martial, the things that do attain The happy life be…
The Bracelet: To Julia by Robert Herrick
Jan 7, 2008 • 0 min
Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Bracelet: To Julia by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Why I tie about thy wrist, Julia, this silken twist; For…
Oxford Canal by James Elroy Flecker
Jan 5, 2008 • 2 min
Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Oxford Canal by James Elroy Flecker (1884 – 1915) When you have wearied of the valiant spires of this County Town,…
An Answer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Jan 1, 2008 • 1 min
Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- An Answer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) If all the year was summer time, And all the aim of life Was just to…
Can Life be a Blessing by John Henry Dryden
Dec 31, 2007 • 1 min
Dryden read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Can Life be a Blessing by John Henry Dryden (1631 – 1700) Can life be a blessing, Or worth the possessing, Can life…
Summer And Winter by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Dec 29, 2007 • 1 min
Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Summer And Winter by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) It was a bright and cheerful afternoon, Towards the end of…
I Told You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Dec 27, 2007 • 1 min
Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- I Told You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) I told you the winter would go, love, I told you the winter would…
from Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dec 26, 2007 • 1 min
Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- from Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) The Frost performs its secret ministry, Unhelped…
Spirits by Robert Bridges
Dec 24, 2007 • 0 min
Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Spirits by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930) Angel spirits of sleep, White-robed, with silver hair, In your meadows…
Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dec 22, 2007 • 1 min
Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old,…
A Birthday by Christina Rossetti
Dec 21, 2007 • 1 min
Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- A Birthday by Christina Rossetti by Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) My heart is like a singing bird Whose nest is…
Occasional Miscellany 4: Wendy Cope Copyright and Librarians
Dec 20, 2007 • 8 min
This episode marks the 100th reading on Classic Poetry Aloud. We look at Wendy Cope and copyright, and dedicate the episode to librarians and those that use libraries. We feature (with the poet’s permission) a reading of ‘30th December’. For Wendy Cope’s…
A Poison Tree by William Blake
Dec 20, 2007 • 1 min
Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- A Poison Tree by William Blake (1757 – 1827) I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was…
Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson
Dec 19, 2007 • 0 min
Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) “Hope” is the thing with feathers— That perches…
Alone by Edgar Allan Poe
Dec 17, 2007 • 1 min
Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Alone by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others…
Love Lives Beyond The Tomb by John Clare
Dec 17, 2007 • 1 min
Clare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Love Lives Beyond The Tomb by John Clare (1793 – 1864) Love lives beyond the tomb, And earth, which fades like dew! I…
The Ecstasy by John Donne
Dec 14, 2007 • 2 min
Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Ecstasy by John Donne (1572 – 1631) Where, like a pillow on a bed, A pregnant bank swell’d up, to rest The…
The Instinct Of Hope by John Clare
Dec 13, 2007 • 1 min
Clare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Instinct Of Hope by John Clare (1793 – 1864) Is there another world for this frail dust To warm with life and be…
To the Virgins to make much of Time by Robert Herrick
Dec 11, 2007 • 1 min
R Herrick read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- To the Virgins to make much of Time by Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674) Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is…
On a certain Lady at Court by Alexander Pope
Dec 10, 2007 • 1 min
Pope read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- On a certain Lady at Court by Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) I know a thing that ‘s most uncommon; (Envy, be silent and…
The Lotos-Eaters by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Dec 6, 2007 • 13 min
Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Lotos-Eaters by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) “Courage!” he said, and pointed toward the land, “This…
The Old Familiar Faces by Charles Lamb
Dec 5, 2007 • 2 min
Lamb read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Old Familiar Faces by Charles Lamb (1775–1834) I have had playmates, I have had companions, In my days of…
Go Lovely Rose by Edmund Waller
Dec 4, 2007 • 1 min
Waller read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Go, lovely Rose by Edmund Waller (1606 – 1687) Go, lovely Rose— Tell her that wastes her time and me, That now she…
My Delight and Thy Delight by Robert Bridges
Dec 3, 2007 • 1 min
Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- My Delight and Thy Delight by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930) My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels…
Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nov 28, 2007 • 1 min
Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) SUNSET and evening star, And one clear call for me! And…
The Nile by Leigh Hunt
Nov 27, 2007 • 1 min
Leigh Hunt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Nile by James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 – 1859) It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands, Like some…
Say not the Struggle Naught Availeth by Arthur Hugh Clough
Nov 26, 2007 • 1 min
Clough read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Say not the Struggle Naught Availeth by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819 – 1861) Say not the struggle naught availeth, The…
Winter Nightfall by Robert Bridges
Nov 24, 2007 • 1 min
Bridges read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Winter Nightfall by Robert Bridges (1844 - 1930) The day begins to droop,— Its course is done: But nothing tells…
The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe
Nov 23, 2007 • 2 min
Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) Lo! ‘t is a gala night Within the lonesome latter years. An angel…
To One Who has been Long in City Pent by John Keats
Nov 22, 2007 • 1 min
Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- To One Who has been Long in City Pent by John Keats (1795 – 1821) To one who has been long in city pent, ’Tis very…
On His Blindness by John Milton
Nov 20, 2007 • 1 min
Milton read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- On His Blindness by John Milton (1608 – 1674) When I consider how my light is spent E’re half my days, in this…
To Milton by Oscar Wilde
Nov 19, 2007 • 1 min
Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- To Milton by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) Milton! I think thy spirit hath passed away From these white cliffs and…
The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
Nov 17, 2007 • 1 min
Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-gray, And…
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
Nov 16, 2007 • 2 min
Poe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden…
I Stood Musing in a Black World by Stephen Crane
Nov 15, 2007 • 2 min
Crane read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- I Stood Musing in a Black World by Stephen Crane (1871 – 1900) I stood musing in a black world, Not knowing where to…
I Love You by Ella Wilcox
Nov 14, 2007 • 1 min
Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- I Love You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) I love your lips when they’re wet with wine And red with a wild…
Last Lines by Emily Bronte
Nov 12, 2007 • 2 min
Emily Bronte read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Last Lines by Emily Bronte (1818 – 1848) No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled…
Band of Brother speech from Henry V by William Shakespeare
Nov 8, 2007 • 3 min
Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- from Henry V by William Shakespeare KING. What’s he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;…
Ball’s Bluff by Herman Melville
Nov 7, 2007 • 1 min
Melville read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Ball’s Bluff by Herman Melville (1819 – 1891) One noonday, at my window in the town, I saw a sight - saddest that…
The Man with the Wooden Leg by Katherine Mansfield
Nov 6, 2007 • 1 min
Mansfield read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Man with the Wooden Leg by Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923) There was a man lived quite near us; He had a…
Fears in Solitude by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Nov 5, 2007 • 5 min
Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Fears in Solitude by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Thankless too for peace, (Peace long preserved by fleets and…
Occasional Miscellany: War Poetry Week
Nov 3, 2007 • 5 min
War Poetry Week on Classic Poetry Aloud will include: • From fears in solitude – Coleridge • The man with the wooden leg – Mansfield • Balls Bluff – Herman Melville • A speech from Henry V – Shakespeare • The Soldier – Rupert Brooke • Strange Meeting –…
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore
Nov 2, 2007 • 1 min
Thomas Moore read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore (1779 – 18f2) Believe me, if all those…
The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood
Nov 1, 2007 • 4 min
Thomas Hood read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845) With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A…
The Witches from Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Oct 31, 2007 • 3 min
A halloween special from Classic Poetry Aloud…. MACBETH: ACT 1, SCENE 1 SCENE I. A desert place. Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches First Witch When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Second Witch When the hurlyburly’s…
Nature by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Oct 30, 2007 • 1 min
Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Nature by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) As a fond mother, when the day is o’er, Leads by the hand her…
One Word is too Often Profaned by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Oct 29, 2007 • 1 min
Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- One Word is too Often Profaned by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) One word is too often profaned For me to…
Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Oct 26, 2007 • 1 min
Christina Georgina Rossetti read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away…
To Sleep by John Keats
Oct 25, 2007 • 1 min
Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- To Sleep by John Keats O soft embalmer of the still midnight! Shutting with careful fingers and benign Our gloom-pleased…
Summer Night by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Oct 24, 2007 • 1 min
Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Summer Night by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white; Nor waves the cypress in…
Good-bye by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oct 22, 2007 • 2 min
Emerson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Good-bye by Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803 – 1882) Good-bye, proud world! I’m going home: Thou art not my friend, and I’m not…
Occasional Miscellany Number 2
Oct 20, 2007 • 8 min
To a Fat Lady Seen From the Train by Frances Cornford (1886-1960) O why do you walk through the fields in gloves, Missing so much and so much? O fat white woman whom nobody loves, Why do you walk through the fields in gloves, When the grass is soft as the…
The Daffodils by William Wordsworth
Oct 19, 2007 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Daffodils by William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) I wander’d lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills,…
A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Oct 18, 2007 • 2 min
Longfellow read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty…
Past and Present by Thomas Hood
Oct 16, 2007 • 1 min
Hood read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Past and Present by Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845) I remember, I remember The house where I was born, The little window where the…
The Human Seasons by John Keats
Oct 15, 2007 • 1 min
John Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Human Seasons by John Keats (1795 – 1821) Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the…
If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Oct 12, 2007 • 1 min
Elizabeth Barrett Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) Sonnets from the Portuguese iv If thou…
What is Life? by John Clare
Oct 10, 2007 • 1 min
Clare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- What is Life? by John Clare (1793 – 1864) And what is Life? An hour-glass on the run, A mist retreating from the morning sun,…
The Harlot’s House by Oscar Wilde
Oct 9, 2007 • 2 min
Wilde read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Harlot’s House by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) We caught the tread of dancing feet, We loitered down the moonlit street, And…
To Celia by Ben Johnson
Oct 8, 2007 • 1 min
Johnson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- To Celia by Ben Johnson (1572 – 1637) Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in…
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
Oct 5, 2007 • 2 min
Whitman read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has…
Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Oct 4, 2007 • 1 min
Wilcox read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For the sad…
Binsey Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Oct 3, 2007 • 2 min
Manley Hopkins read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Binsey Poplars felled 1879 by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) My aspens dear, whose airy cages quelled, Quelled…
On first looking into Chapman’s Homer by John Keats
Oct 2, 2007 • 1 min
Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- On first looking into Chapman’s Homer by John Keats (1795 – 1821) Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold, And many…
Oxford by Gerald Gould
Oct 1, 2007 • 1 min
Gould read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Oxford by Gerald Gould (1885 – 1936) I came to Oxford in the light Of a spring-coloured afternoon; Some clouds were grey and…
Where a Roman Villa Stood Above Freiburg by Mary E Coleridge
Sep 27, 2007 • 1 min
Mary Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Where a Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg Mary E. Coleridge (1861 – 1907) On alien ground, breathing an alien air, A…
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sep 26, 2007 • 2 min
Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 92) Half a league, half a league, Half a league…
Meeting at Night & Parting at Morning by Robert Browning
Sep 25, 2007 • 1 min
Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Meeting at Night by Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) The grey sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon large and…
Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
Sep 24, 2007 • 1 min
E Dickinson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) Because I could not stop for Death, He…
The Good-morrow by John Donne
Sep 21, 2007 • 1 min
Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Good-morrow by John Donne (1572 – 1631) I wonder by my troth, what thou, and I Did, till we lov’d? were we not wean’d…
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe
Sep 20, 2007 • 1 min
Marlowe read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe (1564 – 1593) Come live with me and be my Love, And we will all…
The Drum by John Scott
Sep 17, 2007 • 1 min
John Scott read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- The Drum by John Scott (1731 – 1783) I hate that drum’s discordant sound, Parading round, and round, and round:…
Drinking by Abraham Cowley
Sep 17, 2007 • 1 min
Cowley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Drinking by Abraham Cowley (1618 – 1667) The thirsty earth soaks up the rain, And drinks and gapes for drink again;…
Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
Sep 13, 2007 • 2 min
Arnold read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888) The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits;…
London by William Blake
Sep 12, 2007 • 1 min
Blake read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- London by William Blake (1757 – 1827) I wander thro’ each charter’d street, Near where the charter’d Thames does flow…
Adelstrop by Edward Thomas
Sep 10, 2007 • 1 min
E.Thomas read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- Adelstrop by Edward Thomas ((1878 – 1917) Yes. I remember Adlestrop — The name, because one afternoon Of heat the…
Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare
Sep 7, 2007 • 1 min
Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes I all alone beweep my…
Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
Sep 6, 2007 • 1 min
Owen read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger…
All for Love by Lord Byron
Sep 2, 2007 • 1 min
Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- All for Love by George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788–1824) O talk not to me of a name great in story; The days of our…
Break Break Break by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Aug 28, 2007 • 1 min
Tennyson read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Break, Break, Break by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892) Break, break, break, On thy cold grey stones, O Sea! And I would…
How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Aug 23, 2007 • 1 min
Elizabeth Barrett Browning read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. —————————————————————————- How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) How do I love thee? Let me count…
From To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Aug 21, 2007 • 1 min
Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- from To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) HAIL to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert— That from…
Abou ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt
Aug 18, 2007 • 1 min
L Hunt read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Abou ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859) Abou ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream…
To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker
Jul 30, 2007 • 1 min
Flecker read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker I who am dead a thousand years, And wrote this sweet archaic…
The Hill by Rupert Brooke
Jul 30, 2007 • 1 min
Brooke read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Hill by Rupert Brooke Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.…
The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Jul 28, 2007 • 1 min
Hopkins read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Windhover To Christ our Lord by Gerard Manley Hopkins I caught this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of…
When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be by John Keats
Jul 28, 2007 • 1 min
Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be by John Keats WHEN I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has…
Death by John Donne
Jul 26, 2007 • 1 min
J Donne read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to the poetry of the past. ——————————————————————- Death by John Donne Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,…
Written in Northampton County Asylum by John Clare
Jul 23, 2007 • 1 min
Clare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Written in Northampton County Asylum by John Clare I am! yet what I am who cares, or knows? My friends forsake me like…
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Jul 19, 2007 • 3 min
Coleridge read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://www.classicpoetryaloud.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge IN Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred…
The Way Through The Woods by Rudyard Kipling
Jul 16, 2007 • 1 min
Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Way Through The Woods by Rudyard Kipling They shut the road through the woods Seventy years ago. Weather and rain…
To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
Jul 6, 2007 • 2 min
Marvell read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime We would…
Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats
Jun 28, 2007 • 4 min
Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of Silence and slow…
Idea LXI: Love’s Farewell by Michael Drayton
Jun 25, 2007 • 1 min
Poem read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Idea LXI by Michael Drayton Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part. Nay, I have done, you get no more of me;…
She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
Jun 21, 2007 • 1 min
Byron read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies, And all…
I Look Into My Glass by Thomas Hardy
Jun 15, 2007 • 0 min
Hardy read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- I Look Into My Glass by Thomas Hardy I look into my glass, And view my wasting skin, And say, “Would God it came to…
Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day by William Shakespeare
Jun 9, 2007 • 1 min
Shakespeare read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate:…
If by Rudyard Kipling
Jun 3, 2007 • 1 min
Kipling read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- If by Rudyard kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you…
The Quiet Life by Alexander Pope
May 31, 2007 • 1 min
Pope read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- The Quiet Life by Alexander Pope Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his…
Ode to Autumn by John Keats
May 29, 2007 • 2 min
Keats read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Ode to Autumn by John Keats Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring…
Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth
May 22, 2007 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul…
Milton! by William Wordsworth
May 21, 2007 • 1 min
Wordsworth read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- London, 1802, Sonnet CCXIII by William Wordsworth Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour: England hath need…
Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
May 15, 2007 • 1 min
Shelley read by Classic Poetry Aloud: http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/ Giving voice to classic poetry. —————————————————————————- Ozymandias of Egypt by Percy Bysshe Shelley I met a traveller from an antique land Who said:—Two vast and trunkless…