The Poetry Hour - Volume 5: Time For The Soul
The Poetry Hour - Volume 5. 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 Shelley, Edith Nesbit and Alfred Austin as well as themes on Wales, Summer 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 contents of this volume are: The Poetry of Thomas Hood (An Introduction, To A False Friend, False Poets and True - To Wordsworth, Flowers, I Remember I Remember, Death), The Poetry of Letitia Elizabeth Landon (An Introduction, Revenge, The Soldiers Funeral, The Pilgrim), The Poets of 19th Century America (An Introduction - Volume 1, I Found the Words To Every Thought by Emily Dickinson, A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Wild Honeysuckle by Philip Freneau, A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe, The Berg, A Dream by Herman Melville), The Poetry of Edith Nesbit (An Introduction, The Beatific Vision, Mayday, The Day of Judgement, Prayer in Time of War, Hop Picking, Wedding Day), The Poetry of Summer (An Introduction, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day - Sonnet XVIII - by William Shakespeare, Summer Song by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, A Night Rain In Summer by James Henry Leigh Hunt, Dog Days by Amy Lowell, Summer by Kahlil Gibran, Summer is Ended by Christina Rossetti), The Poetry of Alfred Austin (An Introduction, In Praise of England, Sorrow's Importunities, A Farewell to Youth, Spiritual Love, By The Fates), Welsh Poetry (An Introduction, Faith by George Herbert, Expecting the Lord by Ann Griffiths, In The Valley of the Elwry by Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Kingfisher by W H Davies, Friends Departed by Henry Vaughan), The Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley (An Introduction, Stanzas April 1814, Love's Philosophy, Ode to the West Wind).
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