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The Poetry Hour - Volume 17

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Summary

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings. Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today.

Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We’ve put together some very eclectic Poetry Hours, with a broad range of poets and themes, to entice you and seduce you with all manner of temptations.

In this hour we introduce poets of the quality and breadth of Ben Jonson and Jalalludin Rumi as well as themes on The Female Poet, Hell, Victorian Poetry and more.

All of them are from Portable Poetry, a dedicated poetry publisher. We believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other arts can’t. Our range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a wide range of themes. Portable Poetry can found at iTunes, Audible, the digital music section on Amazon and most other digital stores.

This audio book is also duplicated in print as an ebook. Same title. Same words. Perhaps a different experience. But with Amazon’s whispersync you can pick up and put down on any device – start on audio, continue in print and any which way after that.

Portable poetry – Let us join you for the journey.

The Poetry Hour – Volume 1

Alexander Pope – An Introduction

Summer by Alexander Pope

Solitude by Alexander Pope

The Dunicad. An Extract of Book I by Alexander Pope

January

Sonnet LIX. Written at Ampton, Suffolk. January 1838 by Henry Alford

At the Entering of the New Year by Thomas Hardy

The First Snowfall by James Russell Lowell

It is Winter by Daniel Sheehan

Pray, to What Earth Does This Sweet Cold Belong by Henry David Thoreau

January 1795 by Mary Darby Robinson

The Cavalier Poets – An Introduction

The Given Heart by Abraham Cowley

Go Lovely Rose by Edmund Waller

Epigram LXV – To My Muse by Ben Jonson

Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell

Love’s End by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury

Love Conquer’d by Richard Lovelace

To Sappho by Robert Herrick

Lips & Eyes by Thomas Carew

I Prithee Send Me Back My Heart by Sir John Suckling

The Poetry of GK Chesterton - An Introduction

The Englishman by GK Chesterton

The Rolling English Road by GK Chesterton

The Convert by GK Chesterton

The Last Hero by GK Chesterton

Americanisation by GK Chesterton

Who Goes Home by GK Chesterton

The Poetry of Night - An Introduction

Prolong the Night by Renee Vivien

I Weary Tonight, I Weary by Alexander Anderson

Sonnet LXVI – The Night Flood Rakes by Charlotte Smith

A Prayer in Darkness by GK Chesterton

The Night by Alfred Lichtenstein

From The City of Dreadful Night by James Thomson

In Drear Nighted December by John Keats

The Slave’s Singing at Midnight by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sleep on Thine Eyes by Hafiz

John Keats – A Tribute in Verse

John Keats by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Poetry of Keats by George Meredith

For the Anniversary of John Keats Death by Sara Teasdale

The Grave of Keats by Oscar Wilde

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